I hate doing this stuff and sorting through the confusing info offered by each seller of SSL certificates. Does anyone have a supplier to recommend with good prices and service?
If you only need certificates for these two subdomains, you can buy two certificates, which will be much cheaper than buying a wildcard certificate.
In a near future you can get all the certificates you want automatically and for free using let’s encrypt, but until then you have to buy them. I use the cheapest Comodo Positive SSL certificate from Namecheap it has worked fine for me for years.
There is really no downside to using a low cost certificate, and you should avoid spending money and time on the more expensive certificate with org/extended validation.
+1 for the Comodo SSL certs from Namecheap.
DNSimple uses Comodo SSL as well, and AFAIK they are as good as any other SSL and very affordable.
Another +1 for the Comodo SSL certs from Namecheap. Have used them for all of my most recent sites/projects, never a problem.
I think I need a wildcard although I’m not certain - this stuff is not my forte. I’m using one AWS “elastic beanstalk” instance for the site - both domains point to the same web app, but if it starts with “fr.” then we use the french translation file. I think AWS’s Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) only allows one certificate for one ELB instance.
got mine from: https://www.eurodns.com/
Another vote for DNSimple (which resells Comodo afaik), which provides both regular and wildcard certificates.
I’ve been using them for 3 years at WiseCash without any issue reported, and you get sweet alerts ahead of time to make sure you don’t forget renewal.
I’d still go for the PositiveSSL cert from ssls.com, a subsidiary of Namecheap. They are cheap and fast and installation is easy. For just two domains two seperate SSLs would be way cheaper but I have no experience with AWS’s ELB config.
I just bought a new certificate with ssls.com, and it really is a faster and better experience than namecheap provides, and the price is a little lower. Definitely my new go-to ssl vendor, until Let’s Encrypt takes off.
I’m planning to try sslmate.com to save some time provisioning/installing SSL certs. Anyone else try it?
Another vote for Namecheap here…
I got an AlphaSSL wildcard certificate for $40/year over at ssl2buy. Website looks a bit funky but it’s the cheapest I’ve found for a wildcard cert.
+1 for DNSimple. It’s cheap, easy-to-setup, and they send notifications when you have to renew it.
Two months back, we launched another portal snapcx dot io and i accidently stumbled on cloudflare DOT com . CloudFlare is like cloud proxy sits in front of your lookups and provide “FREE” SSL. (they have paid plans for more features). It was relieve for me, as I didn’t have to shop around for wildcard and then installation pains.
Updating this thread a few months later…and now AWS supplied free certificates for AWS-hosted sites.
How about using Let’s Encrypt (unfortunately wildcards not supported, but given they are all free then it might be a go-er?).