Free SSL Vs Paid SSL


#1

Hi Friends,

I am using Free SSL for my small website. Would I be getting any added benefit if I use paid SSL? What are the pros and cons?


#2

IMO for most websites, the free LetsEncrypt security certificate is the best choice. Not all hosts offer this free cert to their customers, Dreamhost does. Dreamhost even makes it easy by installing it for you and maintaining the periodic updates.

LetsEncrypt TLS certificates are trusted by all browsers. (SSL is now deprecated)

Nothing to be gained by purchasing an expensive cert unless you have multiple websites on your account and you want one cert to cover them all, then you might want to get a cert that supports the wild-card feature.