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Free SSL vs Paid SSL

Understand which SSL Certificate to go for

Learn the difference between the two types of SSL services at Vodien, and decide which to choose for your website.

Why get an SSL Certificate?

Securing your website over the HTTPS protocol is what any website owner should look at. Safeguard your online presence and provide a secure environment for visitors browsing your site.

Benefits of having a SSL Certificate

  • HTTP2 protocol supported – Faster loading speeds
  • Encryption for sensitive information collected
  • Improved page rankings with Google Search

Choosing the best SSL

Free SSL
$0.00 / 3 MO
  • Standard Encryption
  • 1 Domain
  • -
  • Unknown
  • 256 Bit encryption
  • -
  • Setup on any domain
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
  • -
  • -
Standard SSL
$60.00 / year
  • Standard Encryption
  • 1 Domain
  • Domain validation
  • Medium assurance
  • 256 Bit encryption
  • Official secure Site Seal
  • Setup on any domain
  • 99.9% Browser trusted
  • 99.9% Mobile trusted
  • 24/7 Tech support
  • Money Back Guarantee
Premium SSL + EV
$260.00 / year
  • Strongest encryption + EV
  • 1 Domain
  • EV (green address bar)
  • Very high assurance
  • 256 Bit encryption
  • Official secure Site Seal
  • Setup on any domain
  • 99.9% Browser trusted
  • 99.9% Mobile trusted
  • 24/7 Tech support
  • Money Back Guarantee
Wildcard SSL
$624.00 / year
  • Strongest encryption
  • 1 Domain + all subdomains
  • Organisation validation
  • High assurance
  • 256 Bit encryption
  • Official secure Site Seal
  • Setup on any domain
  • 99.9% Browser trusted
  • 99.9% Mobile trusted
  • 24/7 Tech support
  • Money Back Guarantee

Сhoose wisely!

In a glance, the Free SSL option provides you with the basics to secure your site over HTTPS. It also gives your visitors a greater sense of trust in your site when they see the “Green Padlock” next to your URL.

However, the above shows the other factors to consider when comparing Free SSLs with Paid SSLs from trusted providers. Choose a Paid SSL for a greater peace of mind for you and your visitors when your site is live.

What's the difference?

Free SSL

Free SSL works as a Domain-Validated SSL for your website, providing you with the basic security and encryption between your visitors and your site. It is a new initiative launched by cPanel and powered by Comodo SSL, providing most cPanel setups with this Free SSL function.

Paid SSL

Paid certificates are termed as the SSL certificates sold by either web hosts or certificate authority. At Vodien, we provide a few types of Paid SSL, such as RapidSSL and Thawte SSL. To learn more about what type of SSL certificate to go for, please click here.

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