Shared SSL Certificates vs Dedicated SSL or Dedicated SSL Certificate with Custom Hostnames

dash-crypto
#1

I’m new to cloudflare but I don’t understand the SSL Certificate offering.
When would I want to get the dedicated SSL or the dedicated SSL with custom host names instead of the free shared ssl certificate?

Is a free certificate only issued to servers such as this: ssl419641.cloudflaressl.com
And those servers certificates are shared by other members?

Does the dedicated SSL with custom host names, provide a common name for the certificate: yourdomain.com ?

Sales did not know, and said I should contact tech support.

This is what the comparision matrix states:
Dedicated SSL Certificates allow you to secure multiple levels of your subdomains and include your fully qualified domain name in the Common Name (CN).
$5 for Dedicated SSL Certificate
$10 for Dedicated SSL Certificate with Custom Hostnames

Can you use the free plan and pay an extra $10 to have your SSL certificate with your server name?

Thanks
Greg

#2

The free certificate is issued to a subdomain of cloudflaressl.com. They vary slightly, some are Universal (shared) which is what you describe here:

and some are issued to sni.cloudflaressl.com but only have your domain on the certificate.

Just issues the cert to yourdomain.com with *.yourdomain.com covered as well. This just means that if a visitor clicks the :ssl:, they see your domain rather than Cloudflare.

Again, issues the cert to yourdomain.com with *.yourdomain.com covered as well. This also means that if a visitor clicks the :ssl:, they see your domain rather than Cloudflare.
This cert allows you to specify other hostnames as well though. For example, if you had a subdomain that was a.b.example.com, it would not be covered by the free Universal or $5 dedicated certificates, however you could add it to a $10 cert.

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