Asked by: Raven Henssertechnology and computing web hosting
What is San certificate and wildcard certificate?
Last Updated: 22nd June, 2020
Click to see full answer.
Then, what is a San certificate?
A Subject Alternate Name (or SAN) certificate is a digital security certificate which allows multiple hostnames to be protected by a single certificate. A SAN certificate may also be called a Unified Communication Certificate (or UCC), a multi-domain certificate, or an Exchange certificate.
Beside above, should I use wildcard certificate? If you have a lot of hostnames pointing at the same service on the same server(s), then it's fine to use a wildcard certificate - so long as that wildcard certificate doesn't also cover hostnames pointing at other servers; otherwise, each service should have its own certificates.
Additionally, how do you use a wildcard certificate?
When installing on a single server, the steps you'd follow are:
- Purchase certificate. You can purchase wildcard certificates direct at 71% off – click here.
- Generate CSR. For a wildcard certificate, be sure to enter your domain as *.
- Complete certificate validation.
- Install on server.
How much is a wildcard certificate?
Wildcard certificate starts at $40/yr and you can buy different brands wildcard certificates at cheapest prices from us.