Paid SSL vs Free SSL

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by aka_ab, May 2, 2018.

  1. Corydoras007

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    In regards to e-commerce sites, wouldn't it be better to use free ssl and use some kind of payment service (e.g. paypal or stripe) to deal with the security?
     
  2. Stavro

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    Even if you don't handle money yourself, a lot of people recommend EV for ecommerce sites so your customers know it's an actual corporation, not just a throwaway drop-shipping site.

    That said, among the major retailers (Alibaba, Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, etc), very few are currently using EV, so the necessity is likely being overstated.
     
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    We are using Let's Encrypt for most of our websites and we haven't noticed any problems. Our main website is using EV certificate which actually takes a bit of verification. It's not easy to get it. We are using EV just to show our clients that we are legit and we mean business.
     
  4. Corydoras007

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    Cloudflare's free ssl works great for me. I'm wondering if I should reconsider.