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Redirects and SSL Question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by raindog308, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. raindog308

    raindog308 Member

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    An account has example.com as its domain, hosting on a dedicated IP to allow for SSL.

    example.com has a redirect rule (setup through cpanel) that does an HTTP 301 to redirect all traffic to Example Domain

    So would I buy an SSL certificate for Example Domain then? Or example.com?

    I know SSL handshaking happens before the virtual hostname but it's not clear to me how redirects play into that.
     
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    quietFinn Well-Known Member

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    You need to buy SSL for www.example.com instead of example.com

    RapidSSL Certificate and all GeoTrust SSL Certificates support www or non www domain version in single SSL Certificate

    Condition: You need to buy SSL for www.yourdomain.tld
     
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    The first choice should be to buy an SSL for /www.example.com instead example.com however it would be good to secure connection for both www and non www. There are numerous of SSL certificates from Symantec, Thawte, GeoTrust, RapidSSL which offer this privilege at competitive prices.
     
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