Wooops, you're right, btw, I've purchased my SSL certificates there but using coupons.
I can not remember the coupon, but searching in google there are many sites that have.
the price in the end is $4.99 / year (Using coupon) paying each year
Any major difference between them or is it just the different names? I noticed that some does not offer the green address bar(usually cost a bit more) is that just basically for the user to have more trust?
What you need to look for with SSL is whether or not they work correctly across mobile platforms. Many don't, many do. You can spend $10 on one that works fine across 95% of browsers and OS nowadays. There is no requirement to spend large sums, to be perfectly honest, not for simply securing your domain for user security.
Let's Encrypt is promising to arrive by mid of this year which is almost here and they seem to be making good progress. They introduce themselves as, "Let’s Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority: It’s free, automated, and open."
I've uninstalled my SSL yesterday and I'm using the certificates of Cloudflare only.
Cheap certificates don't allow wildcard .* (sub-domains)
Wildcard certificates are very expensive, around $100 but some times there are "offers" between $40-$50 bucks
BUTWith Cloudflare, exactly the same is Absolutely FREE!
Let's encrypt looks really promising.
Seems this is the end of the expensive SSL certificates.
Universal SSL uses Server Name Indication (SNI) certificates using Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA). SNI and ECDSA certificates work with the following modern browsers:
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Opera 8 (with TLS 1.1 enabled)
Google Chrome v5.0.342.0
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Let's Encrypt will only provide Domain Validated SSL Certificates (DV SSL) which will be enough for most cases, but if Extended Validation of entity is required then the traditional route will be taken. So I won't call it the end of expensive SSL, instead I would say it brings the basic SSL to everyone's reach and that is awesome.