I have a back-log of posts that I’ve been meaning to write and this is one of them… A few months ago I found myself in the position of needing to purchase and SSL certificate. This is nothing new to me, I’ve purchased many for many people, but never any for myself. I usually use Enom (one of the companies I consult for has a reseller account) or I use GoDaddy. GoDaddy usually has some pretty low prices but their user interface is horrible. Seriously, the first time I used GoDaddy to by and SSL cert took me like an hour to figure out what I was suppose to do.
I also didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg for a basic cert. If I could get it cheaper than what GoDaddy sells them for I was going to go for it. I did a basic Google search and happened upon a site called “CheapSSLs.com“. CheapSSLs.com had a Commodo PositiveSSL cert for 8.95$/year…. 8.00$/yr for a 3 year cert! The only problem is I did not have a clue if CheapSSLs.com was a reputable company. I asked and searching around for people with negative experience. The only bad press I saw was some guy who clearly had no idea what happens when you order an SSL cert, and even his experiences ended on a high note with compliments to their customer service.
Well, I figured, for 36$ and 3 years of SSL protection, it was worth a shot. So, I held onto my hat and slapped down the cash plastic. It was super simple to purchase and much easier to setup than my experiences with GoDaddy’s UI. I was up in running in no time.
I was a little leery at first of the site named “CheapSSLs.com” but my experiences have definitely swayed me. I will be using them for all future SSL purchases. Thanks guys for the great prices and great experience.
P.S. I am not affiliated with CheapSSLs.com in anyway, although if they had an affiliate program, I’d probably sign up.