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Hi, just wondering if all SSL certificates, cheap ones and free especially, will provide a https url for that domain? I mean, the https green background url looks really nice, however I have no experience on how to achieve this. And there are some free SSL certificates out there. Do you have to provide any personal data to those companies?
 

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You have to provide some basic information, depending on which route you go through. Don't get a SSL just for the green color background though. I would pay like $15-$20 per year for a SSL than go with a free alternative.
 

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Hi, thanks for your comments. I basically wanted a SSL for an online shop but I do not want to provide any personal data. Since all whois info is my personal data perhaps I would set a company just to evoid this.
 

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When did you install it, it's probably a cache issue.
 

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Why free ones are not as good as paid ones? I used free ones on all of my projects - never had any problem..
 

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Why free ones are not as good as paid ones? I used free ones on all of my projects - never had any problem..

It's not about that, it's about further security for the owner of the website.

The free SSL only comes with domain validation. The paid SSL certs come with a trustworthy certificate authority otherwise known as a CA. The paid SSL can be bought for 1-2 years, sometimes more, but the free SSL has to be renewed every 30-90 days manually by the site owner. Paid SSL's also require you to verify yourself as the site owner.

The paid SSL certs also offer support in the event anything happens. They also offer organization validated (OV) and extended validated from legit cert authorities. So, basically you get that seal of trust you see certain eCommerce stores offer. It gives the buyer a further sense of security.

Though I will say, the free SSL and paid SSL both offer the same level and type of encryption.
 

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It's not about that, it's about further security for the owner of the website.

The free SSL only comes with domain validation. The paid SSL certs come with a trustworthy certificate authority otherwise known as a CA. The paid SSL can be bought for 1-2 years, sometimes more, but the free SSL has to be renewed every 30-90 days manually by the site owner. Paid SSL's also require you to verify yourself as the site owner.

The paid SSL certs also offer support in the event anything happens. They also offer organization validated (OV) and extended validated from legit cert authorities. So, basically you get that seal of trust you see certain eCommerce stores offer. It gives the buyer a further sense of security.

Though I will say, the free SSL and paid SSL both offer the same level and type of encryption.
Thanks for the clarification dude! I might start to use paid ones.. :D
 

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Hey, not a problem man. Glad I could help.

It does have a benefit if you're running a successful eCommerce store.
tbh so far I was running successful stores on free ssls :D That would be the reason for my post about free ones. :D
 

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tbh so far I was running successful stores on free ssls :D That would be the reason for my post about free ones. :D

Well, you can consider it a test. Try it out like this:

1. Buy the SSL.
2. Create a press release about the new, secure SSL, and create a coupon code offering 15% off for new customers.
3. Create a small ad campaign on facebook and push it by advertising your new secure site with the new coupon code.
4. Use one of the press release submission services here on BHW to push that press release to multiple news/press circuits.
5. Your combined investment here might be around $290. You get that SSL for 1 year, see if you can make your money back by advertising it.

Just a quick little test that came to mind after I read your reply. Lol
 

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It's not about that, it's about further security for the owner of the website.

The free SSL only comes with domain validation. The paid SSL certs come with a trustworthy certificate authority otherwise known as a CA. The paid SSL can be bought for 1-2 years, sometimes more, but the free SSL has to be renewed every 30-90 days manually by the site owner. Paid SSL's also require you to verify yourself as the site owner.

The paid SSL certs also offer support in the event anything happens. They also offer organization validated (OV) and extended validated from legit cert authorities. So, basically you get that seal of trust you see certain eCommerce stores offer. It gives the buyer a further sense of security.

Though I will say, the free SSL and paid SSL both offer the same level and type of encryption.

Also certain payment processors require a proper SSL, ie a paid one as part of their review process.
 

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Well, you can consider it a test. Try it out like this:

1. Buy the SSL.
2. Create a press release about the new, secure SSL, and create a coupon code offering 15% off for new customers.
3. Create a small ad campaign on facebook and push it by advertising your new secure site with the new coupon code.
4. Use one of the press release submission services here on BHW to push that press release to multiple news/press circuits.
5. Your combined investment here might be around $290. You get that SSL for 1 year, see if you can make your money back by advertising it.

Just a quick little test that came to mind after I read your reply. Lol
duuuuuuuuuuude!! Thanks for the idea! Thats amazing.. :D
 
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