The further into the future that we get, the less SSL certificates are being considered a luxury, and the more they are being considered a necessity. If you’re involved in a project that resolves around sensitive information, but have a small budget, now is the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for. There’s a site out there working to make your life easier.
letsencrypt.org is a project to create free SSL certificates, rather than charing for them. In just under a week, the site will go live. I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, and I wish all the best to this project!