Best place to buy SSL?

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What is the best place to buy SSL?
Looking for your recommendations, for cheap SSL's and for good ones. Which company to go with?
Where do you guys buy yours SSL's?
 

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What is the best place to buy SSL?
Looking for your recommendations, for cheap SSL's and for good ones. Which company to go with?
Where do you guys buy yours SSL's?
No need to buy your SSL Certificates. Let's Encrypt or Cloudflare provide free ssl certificates, with the same security than paid one (Let's Encrypt even do better).
 

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Thank you for your answer!
I am just learning about website hosting so mind that.
But if there are good free SSL certificates then why are there the paid ones isn't just using free certificates better?
 

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That's a good question.

With DV(domain validation) certificates, Let's Encrypt is better than paid certificates, with higher security settings available.
But Let's Encrypt doesn't provide OV(organisation validation) or EV(extended validation) certificates. OV certificates are already useless. EV display the company name in green in the browser address bar, but it only provide a marketing bonus. Biggest company like Google, Facebook don't use EV.


Before Let's Encrypt, there was no free SSL certificates providers. Mozilla, Google, OVH and several other company have donate a lot to help Let's Encrypt to make internet more secure, for free.
 

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These free certs don't come with any site seal or warranty, which can increase your credibility when you are a commercial website.
 

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What is the best place to buy SSL?
Looking for your recommendations, for cheap SSL's and for good ones. Which company to go with?
Where do you guys buy yours SSL's?
You should read these threads to find out some good SSL providers for your websites.
https://forumweb.hosting/15269-who-is-the-best-free-ssl-provider.html
https://forumweb.hosting/14381-rapidssl-vs-comodo-positive-ssl.html

If you are looking for a free SSL cert, you should go with Let's Encrypt or Cloudflare as VirtuBox mentioned.
I am using Cloudflare SSL on my cPanel and it is easy to verify with some steps. :)
 

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What type of ssl you need? Blog? Shop online? What kind of guarantee you need? Same it's a multidomain?
 

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You can buy SSL certificate with up to 3 years validity period from CA authorized SSL resellers with same level of trust, security, at discounted rates. You can get free SSL/TLS certificate from Let's Encrypt to provide a secure connection to a website for 90 days validity terms. But it is not familiar with all hosting providers. Standard domain validation SSL certificate available from $4.

If you need to deal with ecommerce transactions and enhance customer trust, then you should choose EV SSL certificate because it requires full organization validation and enables trust visual indicators.

If you want to get DV or EV SSL certificate, then i suggest you to go with cheapsslshop.com
 

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If you can manage the SSL provisioning yourselves and not bothered about the domain validation by a third-party SSL provider, your best bet in Let's Encrypt! Otherwise you may choose any paid certs - I am a fan of GoGetSSL for paid ones as they give it in very cheap price!
 

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SSL Certificates vary in quality. In part, you have to understand that an SSL certificate is not only an issue of security but also an issue of trust. SSL securities with unknown signers are not trusted by all browsers, whereas an SSL certificate signed by CA is trusted. According to this guide, using a self-signed SSL certificate "causes all of your visitors to get an alarming message every time they try to access your HTTPS assets" and then they might bounce away.

SSL certificates differ on:

- Protocol support
- Key exchange support (cryptography)
- Cipher support
Now, as others have said, even if you use a sub-optimal SSL certificate you can use a security-oriented CDN provider who has a higher quality SSL-certificate. But, while that offers additional benefits (security and speed, among others), it's definitely more expensive if you are just cheaping out on the SSL certificate.
 

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Best place to buy - its LeaderSSL.com. Great support, help with installation, instant solution of any issues. A bunch of available SSL brands.
All these Let's Encrypt and other free pieces show that your business can not even afford a worthy certificate. And Let's Encrypt does not offer EV SSL, but this type of certificate gives all visual advantages (only this SSL type helps to display the green address bar in the browser).
 

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I would also vote for Let's Encrypt. My current host offers such certificates for free with its web hosting plans, so I benefit from them and i think they are just fine.
 

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If you are just starting out, I recommended Let's Encrypt, it's free and very easy to use.Though it doesn't give EV SSL.
But if it's an eCommerce store which includes buying and selling, I highly advise you to go for paid SSL that offers EV SSL.
Using EV SSL to display your company name will definitely create credibility and trust in the mind of your customers.
Even a big social media like Twitter knows the importance of EV SSL on their website.
 

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No, almost all paid certificates use 2048 bits RSA keys when you can use ECDSA certificates (ECC 384 = 7048 bits) with let's encrypt. And the main issue with paid certificates is it require to manually revoke them in case of issues.
With letsencrypt you can automate the certificates installation but also the revokation.
 

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There are various companies who provided the free SSL as well as there are companies who provides the piad SSL service. Let's Encrypt is free service while TrustWave. Comodo , GeoTrust and many more companies provide the paid SSL certificate.

SSL certificate is necessary for securing the web content and website. If you've your e-commerce site n which you and your clients need to share the contact information, credit card, debit card details that time SSL is very important.

SSL certificate will encrypt the data between you and server with witch you are communicating so data won't be stolen in between the communication. That is why SSL certificate is used to display he green padlock in top left corner of the web-browser while you access your site with SSL certificate. If there is integration of payment gate way on your site then SSL certificate is very important..

Paid SSL certificate will be valid for some fixed time for which you've paid while Let's encrypt and other free SSL certificate will expire in 90 days.
Paid SSL certificates used to provide the solid green bar in the web browser which covers the all type of theft protection. The encryption in the paid SSL certificate is of high level rather than free SSL.


So it's your decision with who you would like to go. :)
 
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