SSL Certificate requirements for Facebook Pages!

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Hey there Warriors

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction on where I could find an ebook/white paper(like a dummies guide) on SSL Certificates and how they work etc

I just found out that facebook will require anyone you hosts there facebook page on a external server will have to have one by the 1st of October this year.

Cheers Jason

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  • Profile picture of the author DaveLloyd
    Just a suggestion, but why not try looking in your hosting company's support section first.

    Hostgator, for example, offer a lot of info about SSL in their Support Portal:-

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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      It's a mess, isn't it?

      "May I have ten thousand marbles, please?"

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      • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        It's a mess, isn't it?
        Thanks Dave


        I just found out that any 3rd party apps have to have a SSL hence my question about this , I guess this had to happen so it is more secure going to fun getting this worked out

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  • Profile picture of the author DaveLloyd

    If you are using WordPress to host your Facebook page, then SSL can be managed quite simply with a plugin like Admin-SSL.

    You will of course first have to purchase the certificate and have it activated.

    If you buy a business account from Hostgator, you get a free dedicated IP, and SSL certificate.

    I noticed a couple of days ago that Namecheap were pushing SSL certificates ($1.99) per annum if memory serves me correctly.

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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior

    Thanks so much for all the info and help , I also just found a WSO that may help lol
    sometimes if I look under my nose I find what I am looking for

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  • Profile picture of the author smsmyth
    Apps are great but for long term "control" its nice to have your own systems in place... Wordpress and a few plugins are a great alternative to these app that are under someone else control.
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    • Profile picture of the author nuwav
      You can get information about SSL for Facebook fan pages, read article - secure Facebook fan pages
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      • Profile picture of the author dollarware
        I bought an SSL Certificate from GoDaddy for $12.99 - covers a year.
        I upgraded to dedicated IP address with my host JustHost for $19.99/year

        So it only added $2.75/month to get the domain secure.

        I detailed it with screen shots in the free pdf

        If you need hosting it would run the cost to less than $8
$8_ a_Month.pdf

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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Copeland
    Hostgator give out a free shared SSL certificates with all shared and reseller plans. You need to know the URL for it but just jump on the live chat and they will tell you what you need to know.

    Combine that with the plugin WordPress › WordPress HTTPS (SSL) « WordPress Plugins which lets Wordpress play nice with shared certificates and you should be good to go,.

    Great post on it right here:

    How To Secure Your Facebook Fan Page | Fanpage Connect

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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    Probably your easiest bet is to go with the HostGator account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Serendipitous
    I'm transferring a domain name from GoDaddy to NameCheap to be able to get an SSL certificate for Facebook Fanpages. For a single domain it's like 9 bucks for a year, but with the transfer it's only 2 bucks. Thought I'd add my two cents to anyone who still needs to make this happen.

    Thanks to everyone who posted useful information.

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  • Profile picture of the author Donna Hamer
    You only need to buy an SSL certificate if you are planning on showing a website in Facebook.

    Otherwise using third party apps in facebook and hosting your images will work just the same. The cost NIL.

    Apps like Static Html, Tab Site, iwipa all have their apps hosted securely you just need to have your images hosted securely. SOME even do that for your for free as well.

    Cheers Donna
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  • Profile picture of the author SSL Matrix
    Here i have great news, SSL Certificate at just $9 from
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  • Profile picture of the author simona86
    There are a couple of options that don't force the Page owner to pay for an SSL certificate which is especially helpful for folks who don't already have a hosted domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author kstavert
      Originally Posted by simona86 View Post

      There are a couple of options that don't force the Page owner to pay for an SSL certificate which is especially helpful for folks who don't already have a hosted domain.
      Simon... would love to hear more????

      Can you direct me to info about this option?

      Thank you many bunches... Karen
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