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Hosting Australia offers a range of SSL Certificates for purchase. Some packages also include an AutoSSL certificate via cPanel. 

The below highlights some of the key differences between an AutoSSL and a purchased SSL, such as the popular RapidSSL.

  Free AutoSSL Certificate Purchased SSL Certificate
Issuance Period: AutoSSL (cPanel, Comodo issued) certificate is valid for 90 days and renewed automatically in cPanel.More renewals, can mean more points of failure or issue. Purchased SSL Certificates are valid for a minimum of 1 year.
Secured Site Seal: AutoSSL Certificate doesn’t provide the site seal to display on your site, and earn trust from your website users. Purchased SSL Certificates provides a secured site seal for their SSL certificates, which earns the trust of your website visitors.
Support: AutoSSL does not provide any kind of support - you will need to troubleshoot and manage as the end user. Most of the Purchased SSL Certificate provides customer support including sales, technical and installation.
Validation Type: AutoSSL doesn't provide Organisation Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV). Purchased SSL do provide Organisation Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV).
Users: You can install a AutoSSL Certificate to secure your informative website or a blog.  If you are running your business, we recommend you to go with a Purchased Certificate as a more robust and trustworthy solution.



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