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Is the paid SSL certificate good or free is fine too?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by beingink, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    I am starting a new site and since I have never built on https just wondering if I should go for namecheaps cheapest version or just pick a free one? Is there a difference?
     
  2. bendutchman

    bendutchman Regular Member

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    I always go for paid as they only cost about $8/year. Shared ssl/free will serve up a warning to your visitors that the website is not trusted/safe
     
  3. MrChow

    MrChow Junior Member

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    free ssl? what?
     
  4. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    Yup just what I was thinking, If I buy domain on namecheap and buy SSL on it will it automatically be https version. ?
     
  5. MrChow

    MrChow Junior Member

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    Im pretty sure you gotta set it up
     
  6. Skyebug77

    Skyebug77 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You have to configure the ssl on your server.
     
  7. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    Thanks man. Got it.
     
  8. roki4ka

    roki4ka Senior Member

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    Just use lets encrypt its absolutely free and wont serve as untrusted site to your visitors. You have to update it each 3 months but most good cpanel hostings have a plugin with 1 click install.
     
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  9. bendutchman

    bendutchman Regular Member

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    I use cheapsslshop for mine and they give you step by step instructions on how to apply the ssl to your domain
     
  10. Windmm

    Windmm Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Let's Encrypt?
     
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    Max5 Registered Member

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    You can use cloudflare SSL it's free but i heard it slow down your website a little bit
     
  12. terrycody

    terrycody Elite Member

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    I read an article about this topic, this is the right answer.
     
  13. contentcouch

    contentcouch Power Member

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    If your using shared hosting, go for lets encrypt, it's good.

    I go with DO or Linode + server pilot, so I get free unlimited SSL from serverpilot. My total cost to run a 2 Gig server is just $20 per month. Worth the deal. I run around 4 servers $10 each per month + $10 for server pilot. 10 plus sites spread across 4 servers and all have SSL. For $50/month 10+ sites on 4 servers.
     
  14. SalNorth

    SalNorth Newbie

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    Seconding Let's Encrypt. Free and awesome.
     
  15. webhostingproviders

    webhostingproviders Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    is it possible if you can share the step by step method with the plugin etc...
     
  16. roki4ka

    roki4ka Senior Member

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    I gues..

    1. Your host must have cpanel with the lets encrypt plugin

    2. You click on it

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    3. You press install

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    4. You will see the installed certificates after that here.

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    5. Install a plugin to force https redirect or just change it in the htaccess file (I am using really simple ssl plugin for WP)

    6. To avoid mixed content host every resource on your server or use external resources only from https websites

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  17. contentcouch

    contentcouch Power Member

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    Not all, buy yes many hosts have added lets encrypt to the cpanel, so check check if they have it.

    I requested some of them, but only few integrated it, other said me to upgrade my plan and be with them for longer time, so they can provide it, but I didn't go with them, since I felt they are exploiting.

    So check before you go with them.
     
  18. wanessmark

    wanessmark Junior Member Premium Member

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    it doesnt matter which one you will choose.
    btw https websites are now trending on the top of new google algorithm criteria ! so you will be one step inf ront of others! :)
     
  19. Chris Giles

    Chris Giles Newbie

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    Using Lets Encrypt now for the majority of client sites. Previously using Globalsign for £40 + vat per year so quite a saving.
     
  20. moonlighsunligh

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    Yes, Lets Encrypt works well. Also there is a free wordpress plugin Wp Encrypt for those who use wordpress.

    You install it, and check the option to automatically update the certificate before it expires and you are good to go.
     
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