I was surprised to see such negative reviews because I have issued 5 certs through Cheap SSL Security and they have never caused the problems I ran into. They are effectively retailers for the "big guys" like Comodo and Thawte and they do not control the issuing policies. They have always helped me get my cert at a very cheap price, and any issues with the certs have been because of the CA's procedures or requirements. For example, my latest renewal was only for 1 year instead of the 2 years I applied for - but that is because the issuer is currently only allowing 1 year renewals. They have clearly posted the "credit" that I have to reissue the cert for the final year on my account. I will continue to order certs from them and I have not seen any cheaper anywhere.