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Differences free and paid certificates

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To begin with, it is important to know that an SSL certificate is based on two things: encryption and validation.
With encryption all traffic between the site and the visitor is encrypted.
With validation it is ensured that the site is actually the site that it claims to be and not, for example, a hacked version of a site. It is precisely in the validation that there are differences between a free Let's encrypt certificate and the three types of paid certificates.

 

Hoasted offers you four different types of SSL certificates:

  1. Basic SSL with Let's Encrypt,
  2. Domain validation,
  3. Organization validation and
  4. Extensive validation.

 

SSL is recommended for all sites, especially if there are forms or ordering options. For web shops, a certificate with extensive validation is desirable, because that radiates maximum security and reliability to the visitor through the name in green next to the lock in the address bar. Visitors can consult the certificate details in their browser and then it makes a difference whether the company / institution is also mentioned.

 

Basic Validation

This is the free solution that Hoasted offers. The validation on a domain basis is done by Let's Encrypt.

Features are:

  • Green lock in the address bar
  • Free
  • Based on Let's Encrypt
  • Suitable for private use
  • Ensures that website can be requested with https (provided that the links on a page are also https).
  • Higher score with Google search results
  • Suitable for private websites
  • Extension: every three months
  • Option: SSL installation by Hoasted. Then Hoasted makes sure that all visitors now see the green lock without warning and that all links are https.

 

Domain validation

This is the cheapest paid SSL certificate. The validation is based on the domain name: it is checked whether the applicant actually has control over the domain name in question.

Features are:

  • Green lock in the address bar
  • Cheap
  • Suitable for freelancers, for example
  • Available quickly
  • Ensures that website can be requested with https (if the links on a page are also https)
  • Higher score with Google search results
  • To be renewed once every one / two / three years (this is an advantage over free!)
  • Option: SSL installation by Hoasted. Hoasted then ensures that all visitors see the green lock without warning and that all links are https.

 

Organization validation

This is a business certificate for foundations and smaller companies. In addition to domain validation, the company / institution data is also checked (the Chamber of Commerce data and whois data are compared with the specified organization data).

Features are:

  • Green lock in the address bar
  • By requesting visitor for certificate data in browser shows company name
  • Suitable for professional and business websites
  • Takes longer because, among other things, it is checked by telephone whether the application data is correct
  • Ensures that website can be requested with https (if the links on a page are also https)
  • Higher score with Google search results
  • But to renew once every one / two / three years
  • Visitors can see in the browser that the certificate has actually been checked and has been issued to a company / institution
  • Option: SSL installation by Hoasted. Hoasted then ensures that all visitors see the green lock without warning and that all links are https.

 

Extensive validation

 

This is the best certificate for banks, large companies, web shops and online services. A large bar with the company name in green is next to the lock in the address bar. This gives the visitor the extra certainty that it is a very safe website that can therefore be trusted:

 

More organizational matters are checked than with the Organization Validation and moreover the company / institution is called by the relevant certificate authority.

 

Characteristics:

  • Green lock with company name in the address bar: gives maximum confidence! 
  • Suitable for web shops, large companies, online services, governments and banks
  • Extensive validation of Chamber of Commerce and other data
  • Can take five days to complete before all validation has been completed
  • Ensures that website can be requested with https (if the links on a page are also https)
  • Higher score with Google searches
  • Only to be renewed once every one or two years
  • Option: SSL installation by Hoasted. Hoasted then ensures that all visitors see the green lock without warning and that all links are https.

 

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