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Premium AlphaSSL Wildcard Certificate Versus Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate

SSL FeaturesAlphaSSL Wildcard [Premium]Let’s Encrypt SSL [Free]
256 Bit EncryptionYesYes
Mobile CompatibilityYes - 100%Yes - 85%*
Browser CompatibilityYes - 100%Yes - 85%*
Multiple Sub-DomainsYesYes
SSL Site SealYes, included freeNo
SSL WarrantyYes, $10,000 ValueNo
Installation HelpYesYes, partial **
Renewal PeriodAnnually, automatedQuarterly, automated ***
Price$99.95 per year$0.00

* Let’s Encrypt is compatible with all current browsers and mobile devices. Some legacy services such as Windows XP will not recognize Let’s Encrypt as a secure service. The percentage is based on averages of browsers and devices used by top 100,000 websites.

** For Let’s Encrypt we will aid in configuring an .htaccess redirect and diagnosing any SSL errors. Instructions on resolving these errors will be provided to the customer, but limited assistance with remedying them will be provided.

*** While Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates are issued for 90 days, it is recommended that renewal take place every 60 days to avoid potential outages on Let’s Encrypt’s network. GreenGeeks provides automated renewal, however, we cannot be responsible for failed issuance.

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