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Domain Validated SSL Certificates for Single Domains


We offer options to secure individual domains with an SSL certificate that is domain-validated. A domain-validated SSL certificate only verifies that you are in control of the domain at the time of purchase.

Here are the Domain Validated SSL Certificates for individual domains that we offer:

Want to see more options? Please visit HostGator's SSL Certificates for more details.

Positive SSL and Sectigo SSL Certificates

HostGator is pleased to offer you two options for SSL Certificates. Each protects your site with 2048 bit signatures and up to 256-bit encryption.

The Positive SSL and Sectigo SSL Certificates are designed to cover a single domain (like example.com) or subdomain (like secure.example.com):

Validation TypeDomainDomain
Address Bar Color
Price (1 year)$39.99*$99.99
Warranty level$10,000$250,000

The Positive SSL

The Positive SSL certificate is our most affordable option but offers strong protection for your information and includes Sectigo's $10,000 limited warranty.

Customers with a Business or Enterprise hosting plan may request a Positive SSL Certificate at no additional charge by ordering from the Customer Portal or submitting this form.


The Sectigo SSL

The Sectigo SSL certificate also protects your data with the same security as the Positive SSL. However, each Sectigo SSL comes with a $250,000 limited warranty against unauthorized transactions to give your visitors that extra measure of reassurance.

The Sectigo SSL certificate is only $99.99 a year. Just go to our easy form to order your Sectigo SSL today. Please refer to Sectigo SSL Order Form for guidance.

Free Positive SSL Certificate

All Linux Business Hosting and Windows Enterprise Hosting Packages include a Positive SSL Certificate provided by Sectigo, which is free when requested yearly.

Need to know how the renewal goes? Click this article for more information on SSL Certificate Renewal.


If you have a Linux Hatchling or Baby, or Windows Personal Plan, you may upgrade your hosting plan through your Customer Portal to take advantage of the Free Positive SSL Certificate. How Do I Upgrade My Account to a Better Plan?

Once you have the Business (for Linux) or Enterprise (for Windows) plan, you can request the Positive SSL certificate directly from your Customer Portal at NO charge. See the following article for the step-by-step directions:

You may keep the SSL as long as you are hosting with HostGator; however, like all SSL certificates, the SSL must be renewed every year from your Customer Portal's SSL Certificates section.