I'm looking for a simple domain SSL certificate for our company's website and I'm a little confused. A lot of them seems to offer the exact same features, yet at price ranges going from 5$ / year to 50$ / year.
How can a certificate be priced at 10% of a seemingly equivalent certificate? What am I missing?
For some reason, this was mistaken as a request for recommendation. English may not being my main language, but still I find it very surprising that there was enough people coming up to this conclusion to close it down.
Anyway, I hope the following can help making this post clearer:
I've compared many certificate providers, which I
didn't and won't mention, and while I could see different types of certificates (domain, wildcards, etc), I couldn't see a single difference between two certificates of the same kind from two different providers... except the price. And sometimes that difference is huge.
I'm asking if, at large, there are subtilities I need to be aware of whenever I must choose a certificate, that could explain this variance in prices. In almost every market, such a variance would explain itself with material quality, company service, warranties, shipping fees and the likes. Here, I simply don't see it and I would like to know if there's anything, other than certificate types, that could explain it.
So again, this is not a request for a recommendation, it's just someone being very unfamiliar with the procedure of choosing a SSL certificate who's having a legitimate question about it.
TL;DR: Another way to say it would be this: I know little about SSL certificates, I see that specs are type (domain, extended, wildcard, etc), encryption strength and browser recognition, I'm comparing two right now that are equal on each of those specs but priced differently. Is there another spec I should be aware of?