07-21-2017, 03:03 PM #1
Who is the best free SSL certificate provider?
Can you tell me who is the best free ssl certificate provider? Cloudflare or Letsencrypt or others?
07-21-2017, 03:18 PM #2
I'd suggest Letsencrypt, we chose it and it's working good no issues so far.
07-21-2017, 03:26 PM #3
I would choose Cloudflare because it is free and easy to install on my cPanel with just a few clicks.
Also, I don't care about renewing it because Cloudflare offer 15 years period for their SSL service.
07-21-2017, 03:45 PM #4
In terms of ease of use, with a control panel like Plesk, Let's Encrypt is fully automated, but if you setup yourself a server, Cloudflare origin certificates are really great with 15 years validity.
The main difference is when you use it for your business, Cloudflare require to pay to have unique SSL certificates, without hundreds of domains on the same certificates, and cost $200/mo to be PCI Compliant and accept credit card directly on your site. When Let's Encrypt is totally free, and renewal can be easily automated.VirtuBox - Hosting, Managed Services & Support
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07-22-2017, 12:22 PM #5
Let's encrypt more easy and better to use.
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07-22-2017, 10:04 PM #6
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07-23-2017, 03:59 AM #7
07-23-2017, 08:42 AM #8
- They limit damage from key compromise and mis-issuance. Stolen keys and mis-issued certificates are valid for a shorter period of time.
- They encourage automation, which is absolutely essential for ease-of-use. If we’re going to move the entire Web to HTTPS, we can’t continue to expect system administrators to manually handle renewals. Once issuance and renewal are automated, shorter lifetimes won’t be any less convenience than longer ones.
Source : https://letsencrypt.org/2015/11/09/why-90-days.html
I don't understand this, what is unique SSL certificate on Cloudflare and why it costs $200/mo?
And to process credit card on your website, you need to use TLS v1.2 only, and it require the business plan.VirtuBox - Hosting, Managed Services & Support
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07-23-2017, 11:02 PM #9
Lets Encrypt now has auto-renewal so no need to worry about the short-term certs.
07-24-2017, 02:28 AM #10
I didn't know this before and I thought it was unlimited domains with Cloudflare SSL.
07-24-2017, 05:23 AM #11
In Plesk the Lets Encrypt auto-renew is a built-in feature. Check a box to auto-renew when you create the cert, done.
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07-24-2017, 06:23 AM #12
10-03-2017, 06:43 PM #13
Letsencrypt seems to be most proactive in making it easy for different control panels to implement. Can also use easy tools such as certbot. If you have cPanel, you can also get a basic Domain Validation certificate from cPanel (I believe powered by comodo).
10-08-2017, 09:35 PM #14
I don't trust CloudFlare too many issues for what it's worth and they have RocketLoader which mucks up JS, etc so I recommend LetsEncrypt I use it on ours as it's free but a EV is worth it if you want the green bar.
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