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Multi-Domain SSL


What is a Multi-Domain SSL?

The Positive Multi-Domain SSL Certificate is a type of SSL that secures up to 210 domains with a single certificate. You can mix all your second-level domains (for example, domain.com, www.domain.com, sub.domain.com, domain.net, and otherdomain.com) and even secure domains on other servers!

HostGator is pleased to offer Sectigo's Multi-Domain SSL certificate with 2048-bit signatures and up to 256-bit encryption.  

  Multi-Domain SSL
Registration 1 Year
Price $79.99
Warranty $10,000 limited warranty
Coverage Up to 3 domains with free installation

Note: Each additional domain raises the above annual price by $25. (Keep in mind that, for instance, hgexample.com and www.hgexample.com are treated as two unique domains.)

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

Features of a Multi-Domain SSL

  • Cost-effective: You can secure multiple domains with just one certificate. There is no need to buy separate SSLs for each of your websites. It is also important to note that this includes second-level domains like www.example.com and sub.example.com. There are also fewer installation costs on your other domains.
  • Ease of management: Since this type of SSL can support multiple domains, it's easier to manage the certificate in just one place.

How to Purchase a Multi-Domain SSL

To order, please fill out the SSL Order Form with the domains you wish to purchase the SSL for and your desired term length. For more information on how to purchase SSL through your Customer Portal, please visit the following article.

Adding Domains Mid-Year

If you add extra domains mid-year, the price is $25 per new domain added.

Note: Though adding additional domains will require that your certificate be reinstalled with the new domains, it does not renew your certificate; the original expiration date remains the same and will apply to all domains.

For example, if you already have a Multi-Domain SSL with three domains and you want to add coverage for a fourth domain mid-year, the fee would be $25 for the new domain. (We do not charge you for the domains you already paid for - only for additional domains.)

However, if you have a Multi-Domain SSL with only two domains used and have not used your third domain yet, there is no charge to add the third domain since that is included in the original fee.

Please contact us via phone or chat to have additional domains added to an existing Multi-Domain SSL.

Multi-Domain SSL FAQs

What HostGator packages support Multi-Domain SSLs?

Multi-domain SSLs are allowed on all of HostGator's plans.

Can you install Multi-Domain SSLs on multiple accounts?

Yes, a Positive Multi-domain SSL certificate can be installed on multiple accounts. This allows you to host different domains on different cPanels, accounts, or even servers using the same multi-domain SSL Certificate. The SSL certificate will work for all domains listed in the certificate, regardless of each domain.

How can you  check a website's SSL information?

To check the SSL certificate details on your website and other websites, please refer to the following article.

How do Multi-Domain SSL certificates compare to Wildcard SSLs?

The Multi-Domain SSL certificate covers multiple domains and subdomains, while the Wildcard SSL covers a single domain name and its (multiple) subdomains. Another difference between the two is that the Multi-Domain SSL has limitations on the number of domains covered by the certificate as defined by its Certificate Authority. In contrast, the Wildcard SSL has no limits on the number of subdomains that can be covered.

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