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Let's Encrypt Alternatives

Let's Encrypt is described as 'Anyone who has gone through the trouble of setting up a secure website knows what a hassle getting and maintaining a certificate can be. Let’s Encrypt automates away the pain and lets site operators turn on and manage HTTPS with simple commands' and is a very popular app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Let's Encrypt for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS. The best alternative is ZeroSSL, which is free. Other great apps like Let's Encrypt are SSL For Free, Cheap SSL Shop, COMODO SSL and DigiCert.

This page was last updated Oct 23, 2021
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  1. ZeroSSL

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • SSL For Free

    FREE SSL certificates issued instantly online with Free SSL Certificate Wizard. Downloadable client for all platforms and Docker image available. Zero system requirements, zero technical knowledge, zero cost.

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    loziniak

    They also have free SSL certificates.

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  2. SSL For Free

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Free SSL Certificate issued in less than a minute.

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    matzen

    The other ones are CA's, this is just a generator for Let's Encrypt

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  3. Cheap SSL Shop

    • Online

    Cheap SSL Shop is globally and authorized reseller of trusted SSL certificate authorities namely: Comodo, Symantec, GeoTrust, RapidSSL, Thawte, and GlobalSign.

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    Their support is awesome. Any newbie can easily install certificate properly with the help of live chat.

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  4. COMODO SSL

    • Online

    Issued immediately, 2048-bit encryption, compatible with 99.9% of browsers. Free 1-yr PCI and website scanning. 30 day money-back guarantee. Buy SSL.

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    Comodo SSL is a service, not software.

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    They have cheap certificates and also several types

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  5. DigiCert

    • Online

    Wildcard SSL Certificates & 2048 Bit Extended Validation EV SSL Certificate Authentication. Strong Secure Sockets Layer Https Encryption for Network Security.

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  6. VeriSign

    • Online

    VeriSign Authentication Services provides solutions that allow companies & consumers to engage in communications & commerce online with confidence.

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  7. Buypass SSL

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Buypass is established as a major player in securing transactions with electronic IDs and SSL certificates in Norway. We are a trusted European Certificate Authority (CA).

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  8. CAcert

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    CAcert.org is a community-driven Certificate Authority that issues certificates to the public at large for free.

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    CAcert can't be trusted: It has serious code vulnerabilities, the coding style is very bad & they failed an organizational-practices audit which all other major certificate authorities have passed. Almost no browsers or operating systems support CAcert, so any website using the certificate will trigger a big untrusted connection/certificate warning that will drive most visitors away. https://tinyurl.com/cacert-got-what-you-paid-for | https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/1qj1tz/http_20_to_be_https_only/cddfmz0

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  9. Network Solutions

    • Online

    Find domain names, web hosting and online marketing for your website -- all in one place. Network Solutions helps businesses get online and grow online with domain name registration, web hosting and innovative online marketing services.

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  10. SSL2BUY

    • Online

    SSL2BUY is the foremost SSL certificate provider of online security solutions for businesses. They offers trusted AlphaSSL, Comodo, GeoTrust, GlobalSign, Thawte, RapidSSL & Symantec SSL certificates at discounted price.

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    Best in support and service.

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