Originally Posted by webconfigure
Paid SSL used yo provide the higher level of security. The have solid technique which encrypt your data on the website as well as it provides the green bar in the web browser.
Free SSL just used to provide the free certificate for the lifetime.
WRONG only an EV SSL cert will give you the green bar while a DV and OV SSL cert will give the padlock.
Free SSL certs are basic DV SSL certs which are fine for personal blogs etc, but a Paid SSL give more assurance and should be used for commercial websites