Further looking into TMDHosting providing Let’s Encrypt SSL to us for free, I just realized they do not offer “Dynamic Site Seal” if I get my Let’s Encrypt SSL from them.
First off, is “Dynamic Site Seal” the same as SSL Seal? Do they mean the same thing or different level of SSL certificates?
When i asked them do we get an SSL seal if we get a Let’s Encrypt SSL from them, the sales became devious on her reply. In the end she said,
“Let’s encrypt SSL is a free SSL certificate, which is why it does not come with all the features of other SSL certificates, that are paid. The Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate does not come with the dynamic site seal, which is why we cannot provide it.”
“If you wish to have the Dynamic Site Seal, you can purchase our Standard SSL certificate by GlobalSign, which will provide you this seal :)”
She also said The Dynamic Site Seal is the SSL Seal I was referring to.
Are all this true? I did a quick search on whether Let’s Encrypt SSL comes with a seal but did not find anything specifically clarifying that.
I assume an SSL seal is for our site visitors to gain confidence in us, so it’s something we should have, correct?
I’m planning to use Stripe as my payment gateway, and use Paid Memebrship Pro plugin for my Wordpress site to integrate with Stripe, and in PMPro Settings, I’d need to provide codes for an ssl seal.
Also this is Stripe’s instructions of how to get our site PCI Compliant,
It mainly includes two things:
1.Serve your payment pages securely using Transport Layer Security (TLS) so that they make use of HTTPS
2.Use Checkout or Stripe.js to accept payment information, which is securely transmitted directly to Stripe’s servers without it passing through your servers
Those info may not be necessaty, but I’d like to find out
- if Let’s Encrypt SSL really deos not come with an SSL seal,
- If it’s in fact TMDHosting does not want to provide us one so we’ll have to buy something from them, in that case, can we get it from you directly and be able to get the seal? And if we choose the latter, I think we probably still need the assistance from the host, correct? Can they withold my SSL seal if I need them to install both the SSL and the seal for me?
I apologize for the lengthy description. I just want to provide a whole picture so a best / most efficient possible solution / clarification may be reached quicker.