SSL Certificate Comparison

Certificate Name GeoTrust's RapidSSL GoDaddy's Standard SSL Comodo's Positive SSL Comodo's Essential SSL
Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now
Certificate Authority
GeoTrust

GoDaddy

Comodo

Comodo
Certificate Authority Rating
From 70 reviews
From 81 reviews
From 124 reviews
From 124 reviews
Price For 1 Year
$17
$59
$49
$79
Price For 2 Years $29.90 $119.98 $98.00 $141.90
Number of Certificates Included 1 1 1 1
Multiple Year Options Up to 5 Years Up to 10 Years Up to 10 Years Up to 5 Years
Domains Secured Single Domain Name (FQDN) Single Domain Name (FQDN) + www SAN Single Domain Name (FQDN) + www SAN Single Domain Name (FQDN) + www SAN
Issuance Speed Within a few minutes Within a few minutes Within a few minutes Within a few minutes
Validation Required Domain Validation Domain Validation Domain Validation Domain Validation
Notification Level in Browsers Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only 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
Browser Compatibility 99% 99% 99% 99%
Includes Trust Seal Included Included Included Included
Number of Free Reissues Allowed Unlimited until expired Unlimited until expired Unlimited until expired Unlimited until expired
Server License Unlimited Servers Unlimited Servers Unlimited Servers Unlimited Servers
Support Options Free Chat, and E-mail, Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM EST, Phone support available for purchase ($10) Free Phone and Email, 24x7 Free Chat, and E-mail, 24/7 Free Chat, and E-mail, 24/7
Support Reviews Read reviews Read reviews Read reviews Read reviews
Free Trial Available Yes, Valid for 30 days No Yes, Valid for 90 days No
Uses Chain Certificates Yes Yes Yes Yes
Refund Policy Full refund within 30 days of issuance Full refund - $15 within 30 days of issuance. No refund after 30 days. Full refund within 30 days of issuance Full refund within 30 days of issuance
Warranty $10,000 $2,000 $0 $0
Learn More Learn More Learn More Learn More Learn More
Remove From Comparison Remove Remove Remove Remove
Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now