digital certificates

by Nate Harel <nharel(at)>

 Date:  Sun, 29 Jul 2001 08:14:04 -0400
 To:  hwg-techniques(at)
  todo: View Thread, Original
Hi all,

I am starting up a web hosting service and need to understand SSL and 
digital certificates. I have been reading up on it but there is lots of 
unknowns still.

I looked at Verisigin, Thawte, and Directnic and the prices range from $100 
to $900 seemingly for the same thing.

Can someone give me some hints on why this is so, what advantages one has 
over the other and also, do I need a certificate for each client or can I 
have one that all use.



			 Nate Harel
		        NetTech Services
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		  Needham, MA  02492-1108
		    Tel: 1-781-559-8176
		 Toll Free: 1-877-567-8936
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		 Email: nharel(at)

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