AutoSSL vs Purchased SSL (eg Rapid SSL) Print

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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
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.
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.
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.
AutoSSL doesn't provide Organisation Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV). Purchased SSL do provide Organisation Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV).
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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