> Hi, with so many ssl+apache implementations out there, im just wondering
> which is best or whats the difference between them all, is there any
> advantage of using one over the other ?. Why pay for StrongHold when
> theres the Apache+SSL distso or the ssl_module and so on ?? Apart from
> the technical support is there any other reason to pay for it ? thanks
> in advance.
>No. There's technically very little difference between the commercial
implementations and the open source versions. I can't remember which way around
it is, but I think it's: Ravel SSL is built from Apache SSL, and Stronghold is
built from mod_ssl. Ok, there are a few differences, like GUI installation, but
how many of us would get to use it, or even want to with the huge Open Source
community out there ready to help you at the command line? That said, you should
look at their websites and see exactly what they *do* have extra.
If you want the support and the extra fudgies, pay for it. If you don't, use the
Open Source version.
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