Ssl Certificates Free – Your Questions…


Mary asks…

Is OpenSSL a free alternative to buying an SSL certificate?

I heard about this thing called OpenSSL and I’m wondering is it possible to get that rather than buy an SSL certificate?

Also if that’s the case can I get it for my Network Solutions hosting account?

admin answers:

You can create a certificate with OpenSSL but it will not be issued by a trusted authority. Therefore, when users browse your website they will get a security warning/error. You can get a free SSL certificate at

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