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XF 1.5 What's a good SSL Cert to buy for a forum?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by actionmedia, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. actionmedia

    actionmedia Member

  2. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    I've been using Comodo Positive SSL through Namecheap for around $10 a year but will soon be switching to the new free certs https://letsencrypt.org/
     
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  3. actionmedia

    actionmedia Member

    Nice! Didn't know something like that even existed. Thanks!
     
  4. Nuno

    Nuno Active Member

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  5. actionmedia

    actionmedia Member

    If I install the cert, will I need to make any changes to my forum config at all? Or, will it just start working as encrypted?
     
  6. Nuno

    Nuno Active Member

    You need to change board URL and set 301 redirect from http to https pages.

    Don't forget to change your URL in webmaster tools too.
     
  7. actionmedia

    actionmedia Member

    If I install the cert now, can I still use the site unencrypted, and change the URL's later?
     
  8. Nuno

    Nuno Active Member

    Yes. I have the cert but I don't use it since I have an huge amount of http embeded images.

    You just install the certificate and leave the server listening in port 80 as usual.

    In my case I force 301 redirect from https to http.
     
  9. actionmedia

    actionmedia Member

    I also have a lot of embedded images; does the cert slow down the site?
     
  10. Nuno

    Nuno Active Member

    SSL will slow down you site, spdy or http/2 is other thing.

    I prefer a fully functional non https site over a broken https because of insecure embedded content.
     
  11. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    Image proxy takes care of the embedded images and I haven't noticed any slow down with https.
     
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  12. jflory7

    jflory7 Active Member

    I also recommend LetsEncrypt, a free utility to get legitimate SSL certificates. I have a XF 1.3 installation running with one of those certificates just fine.
     

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