No need to buy a SSL certficate

  • Posted January 15, 2014


Am i correct to think that i do not need to buy a SSL certificate to get a SSL on a droplet ?


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@kamaln7 how about if i do a website with a personal portofolio and i post there a services list ? Could i use the free version ?

Yes, that would be okay.

A non commercial website being one that does not sell goods? If it was for a clients social network site, would that be okay?

A self-signed certificate usually appears as “untrusted” is most browsers as the browser can’t verify that the certificate is actually valid and is created by you, the owner of the website. <br><img src=“” alt=“example” /> <br>StartSSL offers valid signed certificates for free (as long as you use them on non-commercial websites).

Is a self signed one/free SSL better than a bought one?