Free vs Paid SSL

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  1. iTech

    iTech Active Member Contributor

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    Hii,

    Aside from the liability aspect (in that a paid SSL is like an insurance up to $10,000 or more depending on your certificate), and aside from Extended Validation and Organization Validation instead of just Domain Validation, what other protection does a paid certificate offer?

    I'm looking for specific things that a paid certificate can do versus a free one, Should I stick to LetsEncrypt SSL or Buy a Paid One ?
     
  2. cloudcone

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    Paid SSL also comes with a lot of support.
     
  3. Hostweb.site

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    If you go for FREE SSL Cloudflare is way better than others. They have paid options too
     
  4. ExpertWebHost.NET

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    LetsEncrypt should be enough for a free ssl certificate.
     
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    Let's Encrypt is great and supported by all major browsers. I wouldn't use any other.
     
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    Only couple benefits of paid SSL certificates:
    1. SSL certificate provides authentication and improves customer trust by enabling HTTPS
    2. You can purchase SSL certificates at huge discount rates from SSL providers
    3. 99.9% mobile & desktop browser compatibility
    4. 24/7 Customer Service
    5. Increased SEO rankings
    6. Warranty and refund policy
     

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