Which is the Best SSL Certificate for your Website?
Using a SSL certificate on all websites is best practice. Encrypting information submitted on your website is expected by site visitors. Just as important, Google punishes websites not running under SSL by reducing ranking and lowering your position in search results. The good news is that we offer a range of SSL certs that include the free Let’s Encrypt SSL cert. We also offer Domain Validated and Extended Validation certificates.
Your SSL Options
Let’s Encrypt (free)
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the nonprofit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). A good entry level choice for small businesses.
Domain Validated (DV)
Domain validation is one of the simplest methods. To get this certificate you need to prove that you own your domain. The certificate authority performs validation either through email or by checking Domain Name System records. The DV certificates are simple, quick and also cheap. But on the other side, the DV provides the least security. Aspiration Hosting provides DV certificate at a cost of $19/year.
Organization Validated (OV)
Organization Validated provides more trust than domain validated certs. OV will take time to get approval. It will take a few business days. The OV certificate is more expensive. OV creates greater trust between you and your visitors because visitors can easily find out the details about who runs the site. Aspiration Hosting provides OV certificate at a cost of $129/year.
You will not get this certificate easily. The certificate authority will perform a detailed investigation before issuing the certificate. It will look for proof of the organization existence, legal status, identity, ownership of the site domain name, and more. This type is most expensive, it will also take more time to get the certificate. This certificate provides you with the highest level of security. EV certificates are good for the websites handles the personal data of the consumers. Aspiration Hosting provides EV certificate at a cost of $229/year.
No matter which certificate you choose, you can feel good that your visitors data is being protected and that Google gives your site a bit higher position in search results.
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