Where to buy an SSL certificate?

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In this rating you can find the best hosting companies as well as domain registrars that offer affordable SSL certificates and superb customer support. (read more)

We highly recommend not to purchase the cheapest hosting package. Usually, they come with a row of issues: the server is often down, the hardware is outdated, lousy and slow support, registration and payment errors, etc.

For your convenience, we have created a tool that can help you to choose the right hosting package for you just by answering a few simple questions.

CMS is a content management system. A lot of hosting providers offer so-called CMS optimized packages. However, this is a marketing trick because most CMSs do not have special software or hosting requirements.

Trial period is a period of time, usually from 7 to 30 days, during which you can use the hosting services for free to test them.

Moneyback policy allows the customer to receive a refund for his order within a certain period after the purchase.

Bulletproof hosting - it’s a type of service that allows to host almost any type of content, even the restricted one (adult content, warez, spam etc). Bulletproof hosting providers do not remove your content in case someone reports an abuse.

Unlimited hosting - refers to companies that provide packages with unlimited disk space, bandwidth, number of domains, databases or email accounts, etc. This is usually a marketing trick but sometimes you can find something worth a try.

Secure hosting - it’s a type of service when the hosting provider is mostly responsible for the security of the user’s account: updates the software installed on their servers, provides an antivirus and malware scanner, firewalls and basic anti-DDoS protection, etc.

DDoS-protected hosting - companies that provide packages that include anti-DDoS protection. These packages are considerably more expensive than regular ones. Nevertheless, they’re totally worth their price because the company will ensure that your website is secured from cyber attacks.

Most websites require MySQL and PHP installed on the server to work correctly. Almost all hosting providers support these technologies.

ASP.NET is a Microsoft web application development platform.

The more comfortable the control panel is, the easier will it be for you to change the website and hosting account settings.

Most hosting providers that are in TOP20 in our rating offer user-friendly control panels, such as cPanel, Plesk or DirectAdmin. That’s why we recommend to pay attention to other, more important parameters, while choosing a hosting provider.

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These hosting companies are rated the best in August 2019
SSL Certificate 5.0
3.5
Users
4.6
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 1999
  • Customers: 17000000 (~14.78 % market)
  • Server Location: USA, Canada, Australia, India
  • Control panel: cPanel, Plesk 12, Custom-built
  • Price:
  • Speed:
  • Reliability:
  • Support:
Evgeniy Burovinskiy
Evgeniy Burovinskiy Hosting Expert (3 years' experience)

It's worth noting that GoDaddy is primarily a domain name registrar. Thus hosting comes as an additional service. Some consider their hosting as one of the best in America, while others criticize it. Our experts didn't find anything terrible, their hosting works just fine. Also, their support representatives are very quick, accurate and proactive - all issues were resolved in a timely manner. To sum up, domain registration is easy and quick and hosting services are quite satisfactory.


Economy Deluxe Ultimate Business Hosting
Price 2.49 USD 4.99 USD 7.99 USD 20.99 USD
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Websites 1 pcs
Database 10 pcs 25 pcs
Disk Space 100 Gb
Platform linux linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel
Economy Value Deluxe Ultimate
Price 17.99 USD 21.99 USD 26.99 USD 39.99 USD
Memory (RAM) 1 Gb 2 Gb 4 Gb 8 Gb
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disk Space 40 Gb 60 Gb 120 Gb 240 Gb
Platform linux linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU - - - -
CPU Cores 2 pcs 2 pcs 2 pcs 2 pcs
Economy Value Deluxe Ultimate
Price 69.99 USD 99.99 USD 109.99 USD 129.99 USD
Memory (RAM) 4 Gb 8 Gb 16 Gb 32 Gb
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disk Space 1000 Gb 1500 Gb 2000 Gb 2000 Gb
Platform linux linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU 3.1 GHz 3.1 GHz 3.1 GHz 3.1 GHz
CPU Cores 4 pcs 4 pcs 4 pcs 4 pcs
Uptime: 100% excellent
0 minutes of downtime per month
Speed : 7.57 sec bad
for processing image 2000x2000 px
Ping : 282 ms medium to user in
Ping : 188 ms good to user in
Ping : 88 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 238 ms good to user in
Ping : 11 ms excellent to user in
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Ping : 125 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 234 ms good to user in
Ping : 277 ms medium to user in
Ping : 4 ms excellent to user in
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Ping : 7 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 130 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 182 ms good to user in
Load : Test was not conducted
Download speed
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PHP configuration
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Support
We asked a question and received the answer in 2 minutes
SSL Certificate 4.7
4.5
Users
4.4
hostings.info
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Founded : 2001
  • Customers: 25000 (~0.08 % market)
  • Server Location: United Kingdom
  • Price:
  • Speed:
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Cloud Windows Starter Cloud cPanel Starter Cloud cPanel Premium Cloud cPanel Advanced Cloud cPanel Developer
Price 3.32 USD 3.32 USD 5.32 USD 7.32 USD 9.32 USD
DDoS Protection - - - - -
Websites 2 pcs 2 pcs 5 pcs 15 pcs
Database - - - -
Disk Space 5 Gb 5 Gb 10 Gb 20 Gb 40 Gb
Platform windows linux linux linux linux
Control panel Plesk cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel
Linux VPS Basic Linux VPS Starter Linux VPS Business Linux VPS Enterprise
Price 17.32 USD 26.65 USD 35.99 USD 45.32 USD
Memory (RAM) - - - -
DDoS Protection - - - -
Disk Space 1.5 Gb 3 Gb 4 Gb 8 Gb
Platform linux linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU - - - -
CPU Cores 2 pcs 2 pcs 4 pcs 6 pcs
WHUK E3 Standard WHUK E3 Professional WHUK E3 Enterprise
Price 93.32 USD 119.99 USD 146.65 USD
Memory (RAM) 8 Gb 16 Gb 32 Gb
DDoS Protection - - -
Disk Space 4000 Gb 4000 Gb 4000 Gb
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU 3.0 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
CPU Cores 4 pcs 4 pcs 4 pcs
Detailed testing of this hosting will appear soon on our website
SSL Certificate 4.6
4.4
Users
4.2
hostings.info
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Founded : 2000
  • Customers: 1000000 (~3.09 % market)
  • Server Location: United Kingdom
  • Coupon: MAYUK 25% off Web Hosting
  • Control panel: cPanel, Plesk
  • Price:
  • Speed:
  • Reliability:
  • Support:
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Essentials Business Unlimited Premium+
Price 4.09 USD 4.92 USD 11.5 USD 24.66 USD
DDoS Protection No No No No
Websites 1 pcs 5 pcs 10 pcs
Database 1 pcs 5 pcs
Disk Space 10 Gb 100 Gb 100 Gb
Platform linux linux linux linux
Control panel - - - -
Starter L XL XXL
Price 16.43 USD 31.24 USD 49.33 USD 74.01 USD
Memory (RAM) 0.512 Gb 1 Gb 2 Gb 3 Gb
DDoS Protection No No No No
Disk Space 25 Gb 70 Gb 100 Gb 150 Gb
Platform - - - -
Control panel cPanel - - -
CPU - - - -
CPU Cores 1 pcs 1 pcs 2 pcs 3 pcs
S M L XL XXL
Price 80.61 USD 113.5 USD 162.86 USD 212.21 USD 261.55 USD
Memory (RAM) 8 Gb 16 Gb 32 Gb 32 Gb 32 Gb
DDoS Protection No No No No No
Disk Space 2000 Gb 2000 Gb 4000 Gb 512 Gb 4000 Gb
Platform - - - - -
Control panel - - - - -
CPU - - - - -
CPU Cores 4 pcs 4 pcs 4 pcs 4 pcs 12 pcs
Detailed testing of this hosting will appear soon on our website
SSL Certificate 4.5
3.1
Users
4.0
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 1999
  • Customers: 3000000 (~2.61 % market)
  • Server Location: USA
  • Price:
  • Speed:
  • Reliability:
  • Support:
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Essential Hosting Professional Hosting Premium Hosting
Price 5.95 USD 7.95 USD 9.95 USD
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes
Websites - - -
Database - - -
Disk Space 300 Gb 500 Gb
Platform - - -
Control panel - - -
Detailed testing of this hosting will appear soon on our website
SSL Certificate 4.4
4.4
Users
4.5
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 1998
  • Customers: 1200000 (~1.04 % market)
  • Server Location: USA
  • Control panel: Custom built
  • Price:
  • Speed:
  • Reliability:
  • Support:
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PLUS ADVANTAGE BUSINESS
Price 4.45 USD 8.99 USD 12.99 USD
DDoS Protection - - -
Websites
Database 5 pcs 200 pcs
Disk Space
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
512 1024 2048
Price 33.00 USD 66.00 USD 100.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 0.5 Gb 1 Gb 2 Gb
DDoS Protection - - -
Disk Space 20 Gb 40 Gb 60 Gb
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU - - -
CPU Cores - - -
Detailed testing of this hosting will appear soon on our website
SSL Certificate 4.0
2.5
Users
 
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 1997
  • Server Location: USA
  • Coupon: IRWEB001AF $4.99/month Websites at Network Solutions®!
  • Control panel: cPanel
  • Price:
  • Speed:
  • Reliability:
  • Support:
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Essential Hosting Professional Hosting Premium Hosting
Price 9.96 USD 13.29 USD 29.13 USD
DDoS Protection - - -
Websites - - -
Database 25 pcs 50 pcs
Disk Space 300 Gb 500 Gb
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
VPS Essential Hosting VPS Professional Hosting
Price 40.00 USD 80.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 1 Gb 1 Gb
DDoS Protection - -
Disk Space 10 Gb 50 Gb
Platform linux linux
Control panel Plesk Plesk
CPU - -
CPU Cores - -
Detailed testing of this hosting will appear soon on our website
SSL Certificate 3.9
4.1
Users
4.3
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 1998
  • Customers: 125000 (~0.11 % market)
  • Server Location: USA
  • Control panel: Custom-built
  • Price:
  • Speed:
  • Reliability:
  • Support:
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Personal Pro Elite
Price 20.00 USD 30.00 USD 60.00 USD
DDoS Protection - - -
Websites 100 pcs 500 pcs 500 pcs
Database 100 pcs 500 pcs 500 pcs
Disk Space 20 Gb 100 Gb 250 Gb
Platform - - -
Control panel - - -
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Price 30.00 USD 50.00 USD 100.00 USD 250.00 USD 500.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 2 Gb 4 Gb 8 Gb 16 Gb 32 Gb
DDoS Protection - - - - -
Disk Space 20 Gb 40 Gb 80 Gb 160 Gb 250 Gb
Platform linux linux linux linux linux
Control panel - - - - -
CPU - - - - -
CPU Cores - - - - -
SELF-MANAGED DEDICATED SERVER MANAGED DEDICATED SERVER FULLY MANAGED DEDICATED SERVER
Price 2000.00 USD 2500.00 USD 2699.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 128 Gb 128 Gb 128 Gb
DDoS Protection - - -
Disk Space 1000 Gb 1000 Gb 1000 Gb
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel - - -
CPU - - -
CPU Cores - - -
Detailed testing of this hosting will appear soon on our website
SSL Certificate 3.8
3.7
Users
4.4
hostings.info
  • Country: Canada
  • Founded : 2006
  • Customers: 150000 (~0.88 % market)
  • Server Location: Canada
  • Control panel: cPanel
  • Test period : 30 days
  • Price:
  • Speed:
  • Reliability:
  • Support:
Anastasia Sarkisyan
Anastasia Sarkisyan Hosting Expert (2 years' experience)

Although the prices may seem slightly higher in comparison with other hosting services, it is totally worth it’s price. That's because HostPapa offers full support from the very beginning and up until the website release and, moreover, offers further maintenance support after the website is built. Apart from 24/7/365 chat, phone and email support, you will be offered a free 30-minutes introduction course, monitoring services and professional assistance with different kinds of issues. So, we consider this hosting as good, reliable and extremely secure. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced users, and especially for small business holders that don’t want to hire expensive system administration staff.


Starter Business Business Pro
Price 3.95 USD 3.95 USD 12.95 USD
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes
Websites 2 pcs
Database 25 pcs
Disk Space 100 Gb
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
Plus Pro Premium Ultra Extreme
Price 19.99 USD 39.99 USD 109.99 USD 149.99 USD 249.99 USD
Memory (RAM) 1.5 Gb 3 Gb 6 Gb 12 Gb 24 Gb
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disk Space 50 Gb 100 Gb 200 Gb 500 Gb 1000 Gb
Platform linux linux linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU 2.20 GHz 2.20 GHz 2.20 GHz 2.20 GHz 2.20 GHz
CPU Cores 4 pcs 4 pcs 8 pcs 8 pcs 12 pcs
Uptime: 100% excellent
0 minutes of downtime per month
Speed : 4.08 sec medium
for processing image 2000x2000 px
Ping : 233 ms good to user in
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Ping : 278 ms medium to user in
Load : Test was not conducted
Download speed
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PHP configuration
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Support
We asked a question and received the answer in 1 hour 22 minutes
SSL Certificate 3.7
3.3
Users
 
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 2000
  • Server Location: USA
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SSL Certificate 3.6
4.0
Users
4.3
hostings.info
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Founded : 1997
  • Customers: 300000 (~0.93 % market)
  • Server Location: United Kingdom
  • Control panel: Plesk, cPanel
  • Price:
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Standard Hosting Premium Hosting WordPress Hosting
Price 4.8 USD 8.2 USD 11 USD
DDoS Protection - - -
Websites - - -
Database 1 pcs 5 pcs 5 pcs
Disk Space 10 Gb
Platform - - -
Control panel - - -
Detailed testing of this hosting will appear soon on our website

SSL certificates are issued by Certificate Authorities - organizations that authenticate the purchasing company's identity. The most popular CA’s are Thawte, Comodo and Symantec. Though, nowadays, lots of users purchase SSL certificates from domain registrars or hosting providers. These companies are intermediaries between the user and the CA. It’s quite convenient to purchase an SSL certificate from them as you don’t have to create multiple accounts. And you can pay for both domain (or hosting) and SSL certificate in one place.

Also, if you purchase an SSL certificate from a domain registrar or hosting provider, its price will not differ greatly from the one offered by CA’s. CA’s provide nice discounts for big hosting companies and popular domain registrars.

The best companies in 2019
Rank Hosting Customers Score Reviews
1
17000000
3.5 33
2
25000
4.5 1
3
1000000
4.4 3
4
3000000
3.1 2
5
1200000
4.4 5
6
2.5 1
7
125000
4.1 2
8
150000
3.7 9
9
3.3 1
10
300000
4.0 2
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Hosting price

We highly recommend not to purchase the cheapest hosting package. Usually, they come with a row of issues: the server is often down, the hardware is outdated, lousy and slow support, registration and payment errors, etc.

For your convenience, we have created a tool that can help you to choose the right hosting package for you just by answering a few simple questions.

CMS

CMS is a content management system. A lot of hosting providers offer so-called CMS optimized packages. However, this is a marketing trick because most CMSs do not have special software or hosting requirements.

Free trial

Trial period is a period of time, usually from 7 to 30 days, during which you can use the hosting services for free to test them.

Moneyback policy allows the customer to receive a refund for his order within a certain period after the purchase.

OS

OS means the operating system is installed on the server. We recommend to choose Linux hosting unless your website requires another OS.

Other

Bulletproof hosting - it’s a type of service that allows to host almost any type of content, even the restricted one (adult content, warez, spam etc). Bulletproof hosting providers do not remove your content in case someone reports an abuse.

Unlimited hosting - refers to companies that provide packages with unlimited disk space, bandwidth, number of domains, databases or email accounts, etc. This is usually a marketing trick but sometimes you can find something worth a try.

Secure hosting - it’s a type of service when the hosting provider is mostly responsible for the security of the user’s account: updates the software installed on their servers, provides an antivirus and malware scanner, firewalls and basic anti-DDoS protection, etc.

DDoS-protected hosting - companies that provide packages that include anti-DDoS protection. These packages are considerably more expensive than regular ones. Nevertheless, they’re totally worth their price because the company will ensure that your website is secured from cyber attacks.

Technologies

Most websites require MySQL and PHP installed on the server to work correctly. Almost all hosting providers support these technologies.

ASP.NET is a Microsoft web application development platform.

Control panel

The more comfortable the control panel is, the easier will it be for you to change the website and hosting account settings.

Most hosting providers that are in TOP20 in our rating offer user-friendly control panels, such as cPanel, Plesk or DirectAdmin. That’s why we recommend to pay attention to other, more important parameters, while choosing a hosting provider.

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