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    Setting Up Server

    I'm trying to set up a server for HAP+, the setup is going well, and the issue I'm having is startssl.com won't let me authenticate to download a certificate. Are there any other providers for certificates that anyone knows about?

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    We get ours from GoDaddy - they do educational/academic discount and we've not had any issues with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishCustard View Post
    We get ours from GoDaddy - they do educational/academic discount and we've not had any issues with them.
    Thanks, I'll contact them. Since our website is hosted by a 3rd party, do you see that being an issue?

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    StartSSL looks absolutely fubar at the moment. We've gone for namecheap (reselling comodo) after godaddy looked ludicrously expensive in comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    StartSSL looks absolutely fubar at the moment. We've gone for namecheap (reselling comodo) after godaddy looked ludicrously expensive in comparison.
    Give godaddy a call , they seem to be able to do very good deals on the phone.

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    We already have a domain and it's hosted by bluehost.com. Their site says they have SSL. I guess I should contact them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yhttech View Post
    We already have a domain and it's hosted by bluehost.com. Their site says they have SSL. I guess I should contact them?
    You don't have to - you can get an SSL cert from anyone you like, it doesn't have to be the same provider that you use for domains.

    I didn't have great experiences with Bluehost during my time as a web developer, personally I'd look elsewhere.

    EDIT: Also, your website being hosted elsewhere doesn't matter. I'm assuming your HAP server is going to be internal, and using a subdomain of your school's domain (i.e. hap.school.county.sch.uk or something like that)?
    Last edited by FishCustard; 10th December 2013 at 06:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    Give godaddy a call , they seem to be able to do very good deals on the phone.

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    We did, their pricing was ludicrous. £25 for 5 years was what we ended up with as opposed to nearly 5 times that cost from Godaddy including discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    We did, their pricing was ludicrous. £25 for 5 years was what we ended up with as opposed to nearly 5 times that cost from Godaddy including discount.
    Was that a Unified Communications cert or just a bog-standard one?

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    Bog standard, couldn't see a reason for getting much else. Wanted a wildcard to cover us for future bits but decided against it as cost was prohibitive. Godaddy's quote for a wildcard was £lol.

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    Does the server this is going to be hosted on have to be outside the school's firewall at all? Before purchasing an SSL, is there a way to test the setup to see if it truly is what I want?

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