Ask DN: Where is the best place to buy an SSL Certificate?

1 year ago from , Product Designer at Sigstr

Hey DN! I'm interested in finding out the best places to purchase an SSL Certificate. Anyone have any ideas? Extra credit if the company has a nice site design :p


  • Kenan Christensen, 1 year ago

    23 points
    • Bharani MBharani M, 1 year ago

      Seconded. Also, now Heroku does (free) automatic renewal of SSL certificates.

      If you are using dokku, you can use dokku-letsencrypt.

      2 points
    • Paul ComanescuPaul Comanescu, 1 year ago

      This. And it's free.

      0 points
  • Nathan --, 1 year ago

    Have you looked at Let's Encrypt?

    As long as you own your domain name, you can use Let’s Encrypt to obtain a trusted certificate at zero cost.

    It is backed and sponsored by most of the major web organizations (Mozilla, Facebook, EFF, Chrome, and more).

    Let's Encrypt Major Sponsors

    Plus the website is easy to navigate, has good legibility, decent typographic hierarchy, and doesn't have any scroll jacking. That's a win in my book.

    6 points
  • Andy MangoldAndy Mangold, 1 year ago

    This is a roundabout answer, but I highly recommend Cloudflare. It does a lot more than provide SSL, but it's stuff you should probably be doing anyway, and you can get SSL at no cost.

    5 points
  • Alex HoffmanAlex Hoffman, 1 year ago

    Is there any reason to get a SSL certificate for a portfolio site? I know google will put an "unsecured" and a little unlocked lock icon next to the URL in the browser, but will it actually effect my site in anyway? No one is putting any personal information on my site except for filling out a contact form.

    1 point
    • Joe Roberto, 1 year ago

      Best practice is to put an SSL on every website.

      7 points
    • Adam Brenecki, 1 year ago

      Even if you think all the usual security/privacy benefits of HTTPS don't apply to your portfolio site, there's also this: having HTTPS will prevent unscrupulous ISPs from injecting ads into your site's pages.

      3 points
    • Luke Whitehouse, 1 year ago

      Search engines have also started ranking sites higher with HTTPS

      3 points
  • Denis RojcykDenis Rojcyk, 1 year ago

    Speaking from experience, figuring out this one was pain in the ass.

    From what I've read, Let's Encrypt gives you certificate for 3 months, then you have to reset it, but I might be wrong.

    If you would also like to manage domains [DNSimple]( is the way to go. They are quite costly for domain transfers and renewals (SSLs are cheap). But if you struggle with implementing the SSL theirs 1 click install solution is well worth the money. And by far the best solution if you manage multiple domains and SSLs.

    0 points
  • Jesus Lizama, 1 year ago

    I've been using this service for my site, only $7.99/year for their basic SSL:

    0 points
  • Kevin J, 1 year ago

    Try Affordable price, 24x7 customer support, money back policy, Variety of SSL, Knowledge-base.

    0 points
  • Sunny R Gupta, 1 year ago

    I have used to purchase certificates in the past, they have pretty much the lowest prices for commercial certificates. ( starting $4.99 )

    Coupon codes give you upto 50% off.

    0 points
  • Vlad Kors, 1 year ago

    Agree, in our search platform Bubblehunt we using Letsencrypt and haven't problem

    0 points
  • Pietro Stracquadanio, 1 year ago

    +1 for

    Best pricing and greate customer service.

    0 points
  • Jane SmithJane Smith, 1 year ago

    The best I could find

    They got user friendly design and have good discounts on SSLs - I purchased Comodo cert at $4.95 per annum on three year purchase. Their support showed good temperament on perplexed moment of installation.

    0 points
  • Helly Han, 4 months ago

    Hello every one...! I buy new SSL certificate, and I install my website but after install SSL successfully, but my URL is don't the green signal. so whats id the problem about these. Please help me

    0 points