In Jul-2016, I purchased a domain name and hosting from Vendor A and in Nov-2016, I purchased an ecommerce solution from Vendor B.

Vendor B asked me to inform Vendor A to point my domain to their DNS/A record i.e. dns.vendorb.com.

My question is, can I still purchase and install an SSL certificate from Vendor A and have my site show HTTPS even though it is pointing to Vendor B?

I've been given conflicting answers regarding this. Really appreciate if someone could clarify. Thanks!

  • With letsencrypt out there offering free SSL, why would you purchase an SSL certificate at all? – Steve Dec 4 '16 at 2:59
  • Really? Thanks for the heads up. Will explore it now. – Gabriel M. Dec 4 '16 at 11:27

You can use an ssl from either your hosting provider, your domain registrar or a different company entirely and it works either way.

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