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How do I Purchase an SSL and What Type is it?

 

HostGator offers a variety of SSL certificates from Comodo to be able to meet the many needs of our customers. If you only need to secure a single site, HostGator recommends the Positive SSL for application needs and the Extended Validation certificate for eCommerce needs.

See below for how to order and where to get more information about each certificate:

Where Can I Order an SSL from HostGator?

SSL certificates can be ordered for any type of hosting HostGator offers. HostGator recommends using the methods below in the following order depending on your eligibility:

  1. HostGator Billing Portal
  2. HostGator SSL Order Form
  3. Live Support

Please see the description of each ordering method for qualifications.

HostGator Billing Portal

Domains hosted on shared packages may order either a Positive SSL or an Extended Validation SSL via our billing portal.

Eligible Packages:

  • Hatchling
  • Baby
  • Business

Eligible SSLs:

Please view instructions on the following article for specific directions on how to order and manage your SSL directly through your billing portal:

HostGator SSL Order Form

Our SSL order form offers a wider range of certificates for domains hosted on a larger variety of hosting types including Windows, reseller, VPS, and Dedicated server packages.

Eligible Packages:

  • Hatchling
  • Baby
  • Windows Personal
  • Business
  • Windows Enterprise
  • Reseller
  • VPS
  • Dedicated Server

Eligible Certificates:

Below you will find a direct link to our SSL order form and an article with detailed instructions on how to use our SSL form:

Live Support

If you are hosting on a Hatchling, Baby Cloud, Business Cloud, or Optimized WordPress package, or if you need a Multi-Domain SSL, please contact us via phone or Live Chat.

Eligible packages:

  • Hatchling
  • Baby Cloud
  • Business Cloud
  • Optimized WordPress

Eligible SSLs:

  • Multi-Domain SSL

Note: If you are eligible for any of the previous methods for purchasing an SSL, please use them unless you experience an issue.


What Types of SSL are Available?

HostGator is happy to provide the following types of SSL for customers wishing to use secure connections to their sites. Here is an overview of the Comodo certificates HostGator offers:

 

 Positive
SSL4
Comodo
SSL4
Positive
Wildcard
Positive
Multi-Domain
Comodo
Extended
Validation TypeDomainDomainDomainDomainExtended
Address Bar Color
Price (1 year1)$39.992,$99.99$119.99$79.993$269.99
Warranty level$10,000$250,000$10,000$10,000$1,750,000
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Notes:
  • 1 All SSL certificates may be ordered for up to two years via our order form.
  • 2 Free for one domain per Linux Business Hosting or Windows Enterprise Hosting package when requested yearly.
  • 3 Includes up to 3 domains and installation. Each additional domain raises the annual price by $25. See this article for more information on multi-domain SSLs.
  • 4 While the Positive and Comodo SSL certificates both technically only cover a single domain, HostGator will configure either of these products to cover both yourdomain.com and www.yourdomain.com at no extra cost!

Related Topics:

What Does a Website With an SSL Certificate Installed Look Like?

One of the most common ways of checking if a website is secured is through its URL. You may notice the https in the address bar, which usually denotes that the website is using an SSL certificate. You will also see the lock icon in the address bar just before the website name. Here is how it may look like on the common browsers we use.

Mozilla Firefox: 

Mozila Firefox SSL Information

Google:

Google Chrome SSL Information

Internet Explorer: 

Internet Explorer SSL Information

Does it Take Time to Activate an SSL Certificate?

There are a few steps that take place before installing SSL on your website, and one of them is the validation process, especially so for first-time SSL Certificate installations. We also strongly recommend that you renew your SSL before your existing SSL expires so you will have time to fix any unforeseen issues like domain expiration or mismatched WHOIS information.

How Long Do SSL Certificates Last?

The SSL Certificate will be valid for up to 12 months to 24 months.

Where Could You Buy a Valid SSL Certificate?

HostGator offers different types of SSL that you can choose from depending on the needs of your website(s) and the type of hosting package you have. You can see more of these SSLs inside your Customer Portal and purchase directly from there.

 

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SSL Getting Started

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How to Install an SSL Certificate via WHM

How to Check the SSL Information of Websites