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1:47 am on Sep 23, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Webhost: LiquidWeb
CDN: CloudFlare
SSL Certificate: GoDaddy

My GoDaddy SSL certificate is about to auto-renew, but I'm confused if I should renew the certificate or not. I hope someone can help me.

About 3 years ago I got my SLL Certificate from GoDaddy and move my website to HTTPS, all worked OK. Then about a year ago I started using CloudFlare which offers free SSL.

My question: Is it redundant to have the GoDaddy SSL or should I have both? If I have to have both, why?

I can't find any information about my case anywhere, any information will be greatly appreciated.
5:22 am on Sept 28, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I used to have paid SSL from namecheap, I recently dumped that to use the free stuff from Cloudflare & cPanel. Do you use something like cPanel that could give you free SSL on your server? Iím quite sure you can dump nodaddy.
2:04 pm on Sept 28, 2019 (gmt 0)

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You can check how your SSLs are set up at [ssllabs.com...] and see whether they are seen as redundant or not. Pretty sure it's safe to work with only the free CF cert for most sites. I started off with paid certs and removed those when CP certs became available.
4:35 pm on Sept 28, 2019 (gmt 0)

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There is no need to pay for an SSL certificate, you can use Let's Encrypt for free. I use both Let's Encrypt and Cloudflare together.