Free SSL Certificates

Free Trial SSL Certificates from The Trusted SSL Brands

Unlike Standard SSL certificates, free SSL Certificates are available for limited period of time. Depending on the SSL Certificate authority, it could be available for 30 days, 60 days or 90 days.  Generally Free SSL Certificates are used for testing purpose only. Website secured with trial SSL certificate eliminates browser security warnings for the time period offered by certificate authority and it also act as a paid certificate as well.

Technically Free/Trial SSL certificate comes up with 128-bit or 256-bit encryption length and trusted & compatible with 99% web browsers. Free SSL Certificates are chained to the same roots as paid SSL certificates get chained (a few are not being chained to same Root as paid one).

As free SSL certificates remains active for limited time period, it is more preferable to secure website either with DV SSL, OV SSL or EV SSL Certificates.

Brand comodo-logo geotrust-logo-aboutssl-org symantec-logo  thawte-logo  rapidssl-logo
Certificate Authority (CA) COMODO™ GEOTRUST® SYMANTEC™ Thawte RAPIDSSL®
CA Rating COMODO Reviews GeoTrust Reviews Symantec Reviews Thawte Reviews RapidSSL Reviews
Certificate Name Positive SSL QuickSSL Premium Secure Site SSL123 RapidSSL
Price As Low As $7.45/Year   $65.00/Year $274.00/Year  $45.00/Year $12.99/Year
Multiple Year Options Yes, Up to 3 Years Yes, Up to 3 Years Yes, Up to 3 Years Yes, Up to 3 Years Yes, Up to 3 Years
Domains Secured Single Domain Name (FQDN) Single Domain Name (FQDN) Single Domain Name (FQDN) Single Domain Name (FQDN) Single Domain Name (FQDN)
Issuance Speed Immediate Immediate 1-3 Business Days Immediate Immediate
Validation Required Domain Validation Domain Validation Business Validation Domain Validation Domain Validation
Notification Level in Web Browsers Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only Domain Name and Organization Name Shown On Certificate Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only
Encryption Strength Up to 256 Bit Up to 256 Bit Up to 256 Bit Up to 256 Bit Up to 256 Bit
Browsers Compatibility 99.3% 99% 99.99% 99% 99%
Include Site Seal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of Free Reissues Allowed Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Number of Server License Unlimited Unlimited Single Unlimited Unlimited
Support Options Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty $10,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $500,000 $10,000
Refund Policy 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
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