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Located in Web Hosting Discussion, started by Ekudoo, Jun 15, 2013

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  1. Ekudoo

    Ekudoo New Member

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    Hi there, im looking to get advice on setting up a website. I have hosting at the moment with CloudBoo.org i have the bronze package. Ive setup my website and im looking into purchasing a SSL certificate. At the moment ive receive a free shared certificate which i dont know what it is.

    My Buisness is just a simple local tool shop we do national sales iswell.

    My questions

    Must i purchase the hosting plan that provides me with a dedicated ip in order to use a SSL certificate

    Which SSL cert should i get?

    Does the SSL cert work with prestashop?

    Help would really be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Mike
     
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  2. up4hosting

    up4hosting Established Member

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    Yes you need dedicated ip if you wish to install your own SSL
    Which one depends on your needs,
     
  3. Natcoweb

    Natcoweb Established Member

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    And what's your budget?
     
  4. Vincentas

    Vincentas Established Member

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    If you are willing to make internet transactions then yes - you really need to get a SSL certificate, therefore it is the best way to secure your network.
     
  5. up4hosting

    up4hosting Established Member

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    There is a lot of good hosts. Just do you job, make some search, and also search review about host what you select :)
     
  6. euro-space

    euro-space Established Member

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    Shared SSL certificate comes for free by default with most hosting providers and can be used only following way - https://www.hostingprovider.com/~yourUsername/

    So if you're doing business it's highly recommended to get a dedicated IP (as SSL cert. requires it) and then install your own SSL certificate.

    Certificates are not very expensive today and can be obtained from as little as EUR 9 - EUR 12 per year. Check the marketplace section for the best offers.
     
  7. AThompson

    AThompson New Member

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    SSL isn't always important, but as people have mentioned above me, for online business and ecommerce it is, so I suggest you to find a reliable hosting provider that has support for ecommerce activity (I use 1and1 and we also run a small business). And always do a background check on both the domain and the hosting provider if they're not the same, because it's ridiculous how many spam 'hosting' sites there are these days..
     
  8. JPC-Sabrina

    JPC-Sabrina Established Member

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    SSL can be a critical element not only if you are running an e-commerce site but also if any type sensitive information is being passed on your site. Many hosts offer a free shared SSL but for larger commerce sites you want and need a dedicated IP with your own SSL. It is critical to you and your clients. Also, be aware most hosts will charge you for the installation of the SSL. Just a heads up so that you aren't surprised if that does come up for you.
     
  9. dayhost

    dayhost Established Member

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    There are a lot of good hosts out there. I'd recommend looking into MDD Hosting.
     
  10. Leapswitch_Ashish

    Leapswitch_Ashish Established Member

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    As its a simple local tool shop, so it won't require a Organizational or an Extended SSL with high security parameters. A Basic SSL certificate will also do the job for you. Any SSL certificate will be compatible with Prestashop.
     
  11. euro-space

    euro-space Established Member

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    Don't you think OP has already found a solution after these months?
     

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