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There are several places where you can get a SSL/TLS certification for free for your website, and we’ve listed the best ones below.
The Linux Foundation collaborated with the Internet Security Research Group to create Let’s Encrypt. It gives your site a free domain-validated SSL/TLS certification, and you can set it up to automatically renew. This allows you to skip manually renewing, installing, and verifying the certificate each year.
CAcert Free Certificate Authority
CAcert has a variety of free SSL/TLS certifications available, but you do have to meet with a CAcert volunteer face-to-face to review your government-issued identity documents. Depending on which certification you get, they expire every six months, 12 months, or 24 months and you have to meet with the CAcert volunteer each time you renew it.
If you want to experiment with SSL, Comodo offers you 90 days of free SSL/TLS certification before you either drop it or purchase it from them. It sets up in minutes, and it comes with the highest-strength 256-bit encryption possible. Also, all of the main browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox recognize Comodo SSL/TLS certificates.
Cloud Flare is a security and a CDN company that offers universal free SSL/TLS certification. It is very user-friendly, and it sets up in under five minutes. Currently, Cloud Flare has many popular sites that use its certification including Reddit, Mozilla, and Yelp to name a few. If you have an account with Cloud Flare, but it’s not active with SSL yet all you have to do is log in, choose which you want to SSL/TLS enabled, hit the Crypto icon, make sure you have a flexible configuration, and wait for it to go live.
SSL is another SSL/TLS certification company that offers you 90 days free SSL/TLS certification for your website. It is domain-validated and automated, and it sets up in minutes. This company’s SSL/TLS certification is accepted by 99.9 percent of browsers and websites. It also comes with unlimited server licenses, business-class validation and encryption, and more. At the end of the 90 day trial period, you can either switch to a free company or purchase one through this site.
SSL For Free
SSL For Free is another site that gives you a free SSL/TLS certification for your site. It runs on Let’s Encrypt’s ACME server, and it uses automated domain validation to give you your certification. Again, this takes just minutes to set up, and it’s good for an entire year before you have to renew it.