But some hosts sell their own SSL certificates. You actually have to buy them when Let's Encrypt gives them for free.
It is all about making indirect revenue. They sell hosting , domain at a discounted rate and then fill in the gap with addons like these.
100 crore certificates issued. Now that is what we call an achievement
We are coming up on 1 BILLION certificates issued by the Let's Encrypt certificate authority. Each certificate, free to get, and carrying out the mission of a more privacy-respecting Web. We are 1 billion, and we have just begun. Join us!
How are they planning to celebrate ? Some party will definitely be there.
5 years of Let's Encrypt
Five years, over a billion certs issued, and new database servers powering Let's Encrypt
No wonder they are so proud of themselves
Looking back on these five years, there is a LOT we are proud of. A nonprofit certificate authority with 90-day cert lifetimes, totally reliant on donations... five years later, helping to secure over 230M domains.
Let's Encrypt is doing a fund $ 35,000 fund raiser. If anyone feel like supporting it, it will be good.
My current domain registrar provides PositiveSSL so i no longer user Let's Encrypt but we need to support them so many can benefit from their service.
Jason provides PositiveSSL
It is a paid service. Is it not ?
Abhi Yes it is a paid service but as i purchased a .com domain it came along with the purchase for free for first year.
I use Let's Encrypt in my website and it is great to have HTTPS instead of HTTP.
Nice to know. Were you able to take benefit from it ? Did you notice any considerable change after the switch ?
Abhi Yes I did! Google SE punish websites that still use HTTP.
Also I created PWA for my website and doing so require that your website will be HTTPS.
Will there be a difference Abhi? I have used Lets Encrypt and Paid SSL i didn't see the change. But in terms of setting it up it is slightly different i think.
Jason Lets Encrypt
The raw setup is a job for someone with experience. Both Positive SSL and Let's Encrypt. But these days, it is a one click setup. Admin told me that even Webmin allows you to add SSL in a few clicks.
I don't think there will be a difference if the connection is secure, not dependent on which provider you use.