Who do you recommend for SSL certs? Digicert, Verisign, someone else? I'd like someone with a trusted root certificate.
I have started using DigiCert recently because they are cheap and their wildcard certificates (again cheap) work on multiple servers at no extra cost. They also have a nice reseller program.
Thawte used them for years - they are absolutely the best out there. I only used one other (can't remember the name) because I needed a special type of certificate for an Exchange deployment that Thawte did not offer.
The root certificate list has ballooned so large over the past few years that certificates signed by a "trusted" root authority are affordable and relatively easy to come by. I believe there are over 200 root authorities now, including everything from Verisign to the Hong Kong Post Office.
I've used GoDaddy in the past. Their certs are affordable and well recognized.
I like GoDaddy, the process was quick and easy. They have good online documentation once you login. The price was right (mix in a discount from buying another product, or use the discount from buying this to renew a domain and things are even cheaper).
I just bought a domain and the certificate had two names in it, www.domainname.com and domainname.com for the price of one domain (no more need to buy two or use redirection).