Free certificates may and usually are identified by the browser as not trusted. As a result of this a warning is displayed to every visitor of your website, which may lead to radical decrease of visits and may therefor threaten your business. These certificates are suitable only for testing and are automatically available at our servers, just use the address with HTTPS. On the other hand, using a certificate issued by a verified and trustworthy certification authority guarantees trouble-free using.
Let’s Encrypt certificates are identified by browsers as trusted. They can be used on any website, but since they do not provide any degree of verification, they are still not suitable for crucial projects with sensitive information. Personal websites or blogs, company websites or smaller projects can use them in the best possible way. But ecommerce websites and portals will benefit from a higher level of protection provided by paid certificates.
No further steps are required after buying a certificate from us once we verify your identity. The certificate is installed on your website server automatically within few minutes. You only have to arrange the operation of website through https protocol. Let’s Encrypt certificates are not verified, therefore the entire installation takes only few minutes and is fully automatic.
Paid certificates are usually valid for 12 months. For their prolonging you just have to pay the fee. Free Let’s Encrypt certificates are valid just for 3 months, but their prolonging is automatic and does not require any activity.