My hosting provider is hostgator. Their SSL certificates are $39.99 per year.
Or I can get one with Let’s Encrypt for free, but hostgator charges a one-time charge of $10 to install an SSL from outside of hostgator.
I have read that Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates last 90 days.
So, my question is, if the SSL certificate lasts 90 days, each time I renew, will I have to reinstall it to hostgator (thus getting charged $40 total per year–with 4 installs)? Or is the renewal less complicated than that w/ Let’s Encrypt?
I’m basically trying to figure out if it’s worth it for me to go with Let’s Encrypt, or if it’s basically going to be the same cost for me as if I just got my SLL from hostgator internally.
If at each renewal I will not need to have it reinstalled each time, then it will only cost me a one-time fee of $10. If I have to have it reinstalled on my hostgator each renewal, it will cost me basically the same as if I just got my SSL through hostgator…
Let me know if that makes sense, and please give me as much info as you can provide which will help me understand what my true yearly costs are going to be if I go with Let’s Encrypt and install it on hostgator.