Can I use my own SSL certificate?
First and foremost…
You don’t need to purchase a cert to use FoxyCart. The standard method is to use
*.foxycart.com . We can offer this for free because wildcard SSL certs exists. If you don’t want the
.foxycart.com as part of your checkout’s URL, we allow you to send a subdomain of yours to our servers and we will host your checkout at
secure.example.com (or whatever you’d like).
Can I use my own SSL certificate? I can find one cheaper.
The short answer is “we don’t recommend it',” but please read on for the “why.”
We currently charge $100 year for an SSL certificate. For that price, you only need place the order, approve the certificate, and set up a DNS entry. Everything else is handled by FoxyCart — generating a secure private key, sending the CSR to the vendor, collecting the signed certificate, and installing it securely to our application servers. While it’s true that there are certificates for cheaper, most will require significantly more time to set up and install, and all will require technical knowledge of SSL.
OK, still want to bring your own certificate? Don't worry, we do allow it for our Advanced plans and above. Read on for more info.