SSL hostname SNI vs SSL?


#1

What’s the different between the sni#xxxxxx.cloudflaressl.com and ssl#xxxxxx.cloudflaressl.com certificates? Why do pro websites use the ssl vs sni hostname?


#2

On the cert itself there’s no difference. It’s just used for record keeping on our end


#3

What’s difference between ssl and sni labeled certs


#4

I’m not an expert on it, but our FAQ has some useful info:

Yes, there are subtle differences that are typically should not be noticeable by your clients. The biggest difference is that Universal SSL uses SNI which is a relatively newer technology than what is used for our paid SSL. This can typically cause issues with older OS or browsers. This is explained through this FAQ.