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 SSLs.com CheapSSLs.com. SSLs.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 SSLs.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 SSLs.com 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 SSLs.com in anyway, although if they had an affiliate program, I’d probably sign up.


    1. No problem, I’ve been quite happy with them. I’ve used them several times since this post and have never had any problems.


  1. Hey thanks, I manage tons of domains and certs for clients, and am just fed up with the horrible and ludicrously-designed GoDaddy website UIs. I’ve started to think how much money is wasted in employee-time navigating their crappy interfaces, and will give CheapSSLs a try to see if their UI is more efficient.

    1. I think you’ll find their interface 1000x better :)… I’ve used them several times since this posting.

  2. Thanks Lew! I’m glad this post is top of Google for “cheapssl.com review” – its clear, concise and has definitely alleviated my fears.


    1. Awesome Fraser… unfortunately, I had a hard time finding any reviews for them, glad to know that mine made it towards the top of Google. By the way, I still use them and recommend them. Haven’t had any problems yet!

  3. Thanks for the review, I’ve been wanting to buy from CheapSSLs.com, but their name really is frightening! :)

    After reading your post, I’ll give CheapSSLs.com a try.

    Thanks again!

  4. Thanks for the review. Based on this review I switched to CheapSSL when my GoDaddy-issued SSL was about to expire and the experience with CheapSSL was very smooth. Certificate was less expensive than GoDaddy, and it is compatible with iPhones/iPads.

  5. Thanks! I was hesitant about their name as well. I wanted to find a basic positive review. you helped tons

  6. I tried a wildcard SSL cert from them for $95 for one year. I’m very happy with it. I never had any issues. I’m now renewing it for 3 years. And I expect to keep using them for a long time.

  7. Apparently, they are part of the NameCheap “family”: http://www.namecheapgroup.com/ That would explain why they are “cheap” in price, not in reliability. That is: I’ve had good experiences with NameCheap. I’ve never seen people dislike NameCheap as much as they dislike GoDaddy. So it’s nice to know they do good cert services.

    (Thanks for posting your experiences.)

  8. Just bought a RapidSSL Certificate with them and everything went perfect!
    No complaints at all. I was afraid it was too complicated or something, but I went all fine. I had my site secured in minutes :)

  9. Thanks for the review man, I was thinking about purchasing from cheapssls, but I thought their deals might be too good to be true, so I searched google for cheapssls reviews, and saw your post. I have now gone through and purchased the ssl cert thanks to your reccomendation. Everything went fine and I saved a bundle too!

  10. same experience, i found cheapssls and ssl2buy the best. ssl2buy had a personal touch and was cheaper on the wildcard versions. i recommend both

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