Differences Between Free SSL and Paid SSL

Today, I would like to share about differences between free and paid SSL. Let’s take a look.

When we deploy our website or web applications in production, we have to install SSL certificates for our website’s security. They come both free and paid. The followings are the differences of free and paid SSL.

1. Free SSL certificates only support DV (Domain Validation), not for EV(Extended Validation) and OV(Organization Validation).

2. Free SSL certificates validate only the ownership of the domain whereas paid SSL certificates verify the business identity of the website and with OV & EV certificates, it has in-depth verification by the certificate authority(CA).

3. Free SSL certificates are issued for 30-90 days and paid SSL certificates are for 1-2 years.

4. Free SSL certificates do not provide warranty when there are something wrong or errors on certificates authentication. But paid SSL certificates provide warranty limits.

5. Free SSL cerificate authorities(CAs) do not support customer services whereas paid SSL certificate authorities(CAs) support customer services.

This is all for now. Hope you enjoy that.

By Asahi




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