Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 18.104.22.168
Forum Moderators: buckworks
If you search you can find some relatively good prices.
Edited-Sticky me and I'll give you a starting point.....Looks like Corey Bryant gave you the same url I was thinking about in your other post on the subject - end Edited
From a security stand-point, the danger of the SSL cert getting compromised is no different than the danger of the shared server getting compromised. Go with a reputable host and the shared environment is secure with in practical limits. Obviously a dedicated server would be better (provided you also have the resources to configure it to be and remain better!)
From an image stand-point, some people wonder why the URL is different. For those that look for it, it might also convey a small shop or "second-tier" image. People can invent all kinds of reasons not to proceed with the check-out process. A shared SSL is an indication that you are operating in a shared host environment. That may be enough to cause some people to not register or to abandon their cart.
What happens if someone gets access to the servers SSL private keys - how many domains are now compromised? How many potential credit cards are now exposed?
This is the benefit of a private SSL vs a shared SSL - and hence why a shared SSL is an increased security risk.
Additionally , SSL Private Keys are usually stored in an area which is accessible to the application. By utilizing a shared SSL certificate, the location of this encrypted file just cannot be as secure as a private SSL (ie - needs to be accessible in some manner by multiple applications) - the less "protected" this file is, the greater the chance of it being copied, altered or deleted - which ultimately increases your risk of SSL compromise.
Safenet-Inc has some great resources on SSL.