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Shared SSL?

Posted April 19, 2014 2.3k views
Is there a shared SSL provided? Or any ETA for something like that? This is a bit of a deal breaker for me currently as I'm trying to switch away from IX...

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I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for DO to provide "shared" SSL certificates. That strikes me as sort of a shared hosting thing, and DO is decidedly not shared hosting.

If you need SSL for your own use, it's easy enough to create a self-signed certificate. If you have a public-facing site that needs a certificate signed by a recognized CA, those are easy enough to get also. The best deal I've found so far is a basic single domain certificate for less than $10 a year at namecheap.com.
You can also check startssl.com, haven't tried it my self because I use a selfsigned.
10$/year for one sounds pretty good to me, Larry :-)

Aren't self-signed ones rather pointless since most visitors would get a creepy red warning screen?
Self-signed certificates aren't great for public sites for the reason you state. But if it's something that gets used only by your or people who know and trust you, they are a free "good enough" solution.
Thanks for the clarification :-)
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