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  Post #31 (permalink)   10-04-2018, 03:20 PM
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You can use Comodo or Let's Encrypt. But for me it's mostly let's Encrypt. But now if you want to run a payment service for a bank for example, you should better buy a personalized certificate to a recognized certificate authority.

I can suggest you to use let's encrypt. Comodo is also good. But now depending on how easily you can set them up. And also try to make a comparison between them.
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  Post #32 (permalink)   10-31-2018, 03:09 AM
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There are several types of SSL.

Free - most web hosting providers offer a free SSL certificate, which is great for SEO and will do the job of encrypting information but usually without any guarantee.

Low end paid certificates do the same as above but give a smaller monetary guarantee and site seals to give customers assurance.

EV or "Green Bar" certificates are used by larger companies costing around £150(GBP) offer the highest level of "prestige" where the websites owner’s identity is thoroughly checked before the certificate is issued. The encryption and guarantee is usually the same as lower end certificates.

There are also wildcard certificates letting you cover subdomains, which are slightly more expensive but essential if you’re planning on having subdomains with your website.
To summarise:
Free: Great for SEO and encryption works just fine. No site seal or guarantee
Low cost: Great for SEO and Have a small monetary guarantee and a site seal which may increase trust levels.
EV (Extended Validation): Highest level of security because the website owner details are thoroughly checked. The green bar gives customers who use the site peace of mind and can increase sales/conversions and trust.
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  Post #33 (permalink)   10-31-2018, 03:59 AM
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To summarise:
Free: Great for SEO and encryption works just fine. No site seal or guarantee
Low cost: Great for SEO and Have a small monetary guarantee and a site seal which may increase trust levels.
EV (Extended Validation): Highest level of security because the website owner details are thoroughly checked. The green bar gives customers who use the site peace of mind and can increase sales/conversions and trust.
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SSL certs are categorised as

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1. Domain Validation
> Level of Validation
Lowest

> How it is verified
The Certificate Authority or CA simply verifies that the organization has control over the concerned domain.

> Mode of verification
Usually done via email. For verification, you either make changes to a DNS record or upload a file supplied by the CA to the domain. By demonstrating control over the domain, they will be issued a certificate.

> Time taken
Few minutes to few hours.

> Validation expense
Minimal since there is no human involvement.

> Indication
A browser with secured HTTPS connection.
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2. Organization Validated SSL Certificates
> Level of Validation
Medium

> How it is verified
The CA investigates the organization making the application though not very deeply. They will contact the organization to make sure it is authenticated.

> Mode of verification
The Certificate Authority validates the ownership of the domain along with organization information included in the certificate like name, city, and country.

> Time taken
Few days.

> Validation expense
More than domain validation since humans are involved.

> Indication
Display company information in certificate details.
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3. Extended Validation Certificate
> Level of Validation
Most strict level.

> How it is verified
The CA validates the ownership, organization information, physical location, and legal existence of the company. It also validates if the organization is aware of the SSL certificate request and then approves it.

Types of SSL Certificates

> Mode of verification
Documents are required to certify the company identity along with lots of checks.

> Time taken
Few weeks.

> Validation expense
Most expensive due to high human involvements.

> Indication
A green address bar with company’s name.
A Free SSL is just a very basic SSL without any Validation and is renewed every 90 days
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  Post #34 (permalink)   11-09-2018, 04:24 AM
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Go for free SSL if you have a normal blog.

Or choose a premium SSL if your website needs user's personal details like credit card, address and other stuffs.
 
 
 


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  Post #35 (permalink)   11-09-2018, 01:17 PM
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Personally, I don't believe most visitors to informational or e-commerce sites even check what type of SSL that site has. Now days, it's either secure or not secure. That's actually scary in ways because there's no validation via Lets Encrypt. Sites may be secure, but that does not mean they're reputable.
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Personally, I don't believe most visitors to informational or e-commerce sites even check what type of SSL that site has. Now days, it's either secure or not secure. That's actually scary in ways because there's no validation via Lets Encrypt. Sites may be secure, but that does not mean they're reputable.
I agree.

Then you will get people of consumer sites saying I paid £20 for a pair of Adidas Falcon trainers and i have not received them. The site was secure, but i thought they were a bargain as they are normally £90.

Things like this are on the increase and free SSL make it easier for the scammers to make their sites look secure and genuine.
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  Post #37 (permalink)   11-22-2018, 06:00 AM
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I would suggest Comodo SSL and Symantec SSL. Of course, if you're looking for a free SSL certificate, I would suggest you opt for Let's Encrypt.
 
 
 


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1. GeoTrust
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