SSL question: should I get a separate host?

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I'm with Hostgator right now. I know my hosting account comes with a free ssl certificate. (Yes, it is Facebook related)

But I've heard those things can crash your site. Should I get a seccond hosting account for the SSL certificate? I already have a domain name going to waste I could use.

I ultimately want to use it for my FB clients too, that's why I'm thinking I need a separate domain/hosting account.

What do you think?

Also, do you charge for hosting a clients SSL certifcate if they decide to manage their own page? If so how much?
#host #question #separate #ssl
  • Profile picture of the author trevorf
    An SSL certificate by itself shouldn't crash your site or have any negative effect on its performance. It's not necessary to give it its own domain or hosting account. But if you're going to be using it for mixed client/personal/business use, you may want to have it separate.

    If the client already has the SSL certificate, I wouldn't charge them extra for hosting it. Unless it's just a one-time fee associated with setting it up for them on the server.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenjacobs
    I would proaby get a second host
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