Paid certificate for regular commercial sites. Is there any reason?

Started by Newport, Aug 04, 2022, 07:10 AM

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NewportTopic starter

Hello!
Friends, such a question. After Comodo banned the Russian Federation for the renewal of its certificates, I am gradually transferring the customer sites in the ru segment to Lets Encrypt with auto-renewal. Everything seems to be good.
And now, more than a month ago, the hoster had the opportunity to order paid certificates from GlobalSign AlphaSSL for a year. I ordered a certificate for a test on one site, as a result, verification came only a month later. Slowly, but okay, the certificate connected successfully.

Question. But still, does it make sense to connect a paid certificate, or is free ssl more than enough for ordinary commercial sites, without financial transactions, etc.?
Or there might be problems with auto-renewal every 3 months, impact on seo, or some other pitfalls???
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In 99.99% of cases, a free certificate is more than enough: neither users nor search engines will feel the difference between AlphaSSL and Lets Encrypt.

Noticed nuances:

- The certificate from Alpha SSL necessarily includes the www subdomain and cannot be refused. It's stressing me out.
- To get a certificate from Lets Encrypt, you need to install certbot on the server and trust it. Getting a certificate without a working site is difficult.
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Quote from: Newport on Aug 04, 2022, 07:10 AMBut still, does it make sense to connect a paid certificate, or is free ssl more than enough for ordinary commercial sites, without financial transactions, etc.?

There will be no difference. Unless, of course, a lot of money is flowing through the online transactions of a commercial site, and insurance for a million - one and a half is not required.

Quote from: Newport on Aug 04, 2022, 07:10 AMOr there might be problems with auto-renewal every 3 months, impact on seo, or some other pitfalls???

If hosting is with a panel, then it will be renewed itself, glitches rarely occur, they are treated through support. If your server, then as written above.
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NewportTopic starter

Certbot, if necessary, can be installed on a home computer. True, it will be necessary to generate / transfer the certificate every three months with pens.
Well, or on a separate server.

Thank you all, accepted!
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