Re: What happened to the SSL Manager / ability to buy/manage certificates
I believe it depends on what hosting package you have. A friend of mine is on a standard one and he doesn't have the option to manage SSL's. I am on the shared hosting deluxe package and I have the option in cPanel to manage SSL's.
You can obtain SSL for FREE and install it yourself in GoDaddy.
Below, I've explained how I did that and I hope you find it useful.