So, what choices does a Lunarpages customer have if they want to enable SSL on their site? I am considering opening a store on my site, which will require SSL (HTTPS) on at least some of its pages (ones carrying sensitive information). Also, Google is starting to downrank HTTP sites in favor of HTTPS sites (not just pages), so in the long run it's good to have a site completely HTTPS.
For a long time, LP has offered static IP addresses and commercial private SSL certificates, which may be a bit on the expensive side for small shops. They also offer shared SSL certificates for free, but the domain used will not match the rest of your site, which can put off a lot of customers. Do shared certificates still not work with PHP? I don't expect LP to offer private SSL certificates for free, since there is
a cost associated with them, but what can they offer us that's fairly low cost? Dedicated IPv4 addresses are also going to get quite expensive, so some method that allows sharing or virtual IP addresses would be very good.
Don't forget that SSL comes in different encryption strengths (e.g., 128, 256, 1024 bit), and some financial (payment) services may require fairly strong encryption (now or in the future).http://wiki.lunarpages.com/Adding_Features/SSLhttp://wiki.lunarpages.com/Additional_Dedicated_Hosting_Features/Dedicated_Linux_SSL_Certificatehttp://wiki.lunarpages.com/SSL_Renewal_is_not_automatic