Anne van Kesteren

TLS: issues with StartSSL

On the upside, they basic offer certificates that are free for non-commercial usage and help out quickly. If you have a more complicated domain setup (e.g. requires both * and *, requires *, you have to get validated for USD 60. That validation then allows you to issue as many non-commercial certificates as you want for domains you own for about a year. If you pay, the certificates last for two years, otherwise one.

Now the downside: