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

6 months ago from , 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

25 comments

  • Kenan Christensen, 6 months ago

    https://letsencrypt.org/

    23 points
  • Nathan Dietz, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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
  • Kevin J, 6 months ago

    Try https://comodosslstore.com. Affordable price, 24x7 customer support, money back policy, Variety of SSL, Knowledge-base.

    0 points
  • Denis RojcykDenis Rojcyk, 6 months 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](dnsimple.com) 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, 6 months ago

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

    0 points
  • Vlad Kors, 6 months ago

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

    0 points
  • Sunny R Gupta, 6 months ago

    I have used SSLs.com 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
  • Pietro Stracquadanio, 6 months ago

    +1 for https://www.ssl2buy.com

    Best pricing and greate customer service.

    0 points
  • Jane SmithJane Smith, 6 months ago

    The best I could find https://www.cheapsslshop.com/

    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