Best SSL Services of 2018

We reviewed and tested 414 different SSL Services for you, and after careful consideration, here are the best web hosting services in this category:

World's Best 3 SSL Services

1. Hostwinds

Starting price:

NZ$103.43 / year
Money Back: 60 Days

Expert Overview:
Angela Olaru No bullshit, straightforward cheap and reliable SSL, highly recommended for someone that isn't looking for a well known brand SSL Read More

2. DigiCert
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Starting price:

NZ$241.34 / year
Money Back: Anytime

Expert Overview:
Max Ostryzhko DigiCert is one of the largest companies in the SSL sector with the CertCentral® Management Platform used by major brands like Facebook, IBM, PayPal, GitHub, etc. in daily operations. DigiCert has standard, EV (extended validation), multi-domain, & wildcard SSL certificates available at different prices depending on the expected use of the service. DigiCert is trusted by Fortune 100 companies as the most efficient third party provider of identity verification for their own financial transactions online, making them also a recommended choice for independent SMEs requiring SSL certificates for ecommerce. Read More

3. Symantec
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Starting price:

NZ$550.26 / year
Money Back: Anytime

Expert Overview:
Max Ostryzhko Symantec is one of the most respected companies in web security and anti-virus software development with their SSL/TLS certificates also being popular in use across many web hosting plans. The Norton Secured Seal, originally developed by Verisign, is considered one of the most trusted certificates on the web. Symantec charges between $399 to $1999 for their SSL/TLS certificates depending on the plan. The "green address bar" in the browser generally will not display for wildcard domain certificates, requiring a further paid upgrade to a single domain or an extended validation plan. Read More

Other Options By Ranking

4. Comodo
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Starting price:

NZ$0.00 / year
(Severe Limitations)
Money Back: Anytime
5. Entrust
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Starting price:

NZ$205.49 / year
Money Back: Anytime
6. Thawte®
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Starting price:

NZ$205.49 / year
Money Back: Anytime
7. GeoTrust®
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Starting price:

NZ$205.49 / year
Money Back: Anytime
8. HostPapa

Starting price:

NZ$0.00 / year
(Severe Limitations)
Money Back: 30 Days
Free domain
9. HyperHost

Starting price:

NZ$0.00 / year
(Severe Limitations)
Money Back: 30 Days
Free domain
10. DDoS-GUARD

Starting price:

NZ$34.48 / year
Money Back: 30 Days
11. OneHost Cloud

Starting price:

NZ$2.74 / year
Money Back: 30 Days
SSL/TLS certificates provide data security, web encryption, and identity verification for businesses in tiered service plans and prices. As the internet progresses to greater levels of encryption on communication and file transfer requests, free SSL/TLS certificates have become popular for their ease of installation and use. More expensive SSL/TLS certificates will include the "green bar" in the web browser as well as the company name rather than only the "lock" symbol in the address bar. Previously SSL/TLS required a unique IP address for every domain name with some exceptions for wildcard domain certificates. Free SSL/TLS certificates do not require a dedicated IP address to operate. Many web hosts resell SSL/TLS certificates from registrars at various prices and permit installation of SSL/TLS certificates from any source with a domain name. Wildcard certificates can be used with multiple domain names, while most other SSL/TLS certificates will only work with a single domain and its registered subdomain addresses.

Summary of 2018’s Best SSL Services:

Rank Web Host Monthly Price Range Expert Overview User Ratings
1 Hostwinds NZ$103.43NZ$275.82 "Good hosting at a discount price"
9.3
2 DigiCert NZ$241.34NZ$820.57 N/A N/A
3 Symantec NZ$550.26NZ$2,756.82 N/A N/A
4 Comodo NZ$0.00NZ$637.99 N/A N/A
5 Entrust NZ$205.49NZ$963.99 N/A N/A
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