How do I purchase a private SSL from you and what type is it?

Private SSL Certificates can be ordered for any type of hosting plan. Customers with a Business or Enterprise hosting plan may request an SSL Certificate at no additional charge.

SSLs for HostGator Linux Shared Hosting accounts now feature SSLs by GeoTrust and RapidSSL.


Business and Baby Plans

Enterprise Plan

Other Hosting Types

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Business and Baby
Enterprise Plan Reseller
Certificate Type
RapidSSL Quick SSL Premium
Positive SSL Positive SSL
Hosting Type
Linux Shared Hosting Linux Shared Hosting
Windows Shared Hosting All Types
Free Installation
Yes Yes
Yes Yes
1 Year 1 Year

1 Year

1 Year




*The RapidSSL is FREE with purchase of a Business Plan; $39.95 with a Baby Plan.

Note: The Hatchling Plan does not support an SSL Certificate. You must upgrade to a Baby or Business plan, or another hosting type, to add an SSL Certificate.

FREE Private SSL Certificate

Business Plan

All Linux Business Hosting Packages include a free Private SSL Certificate provided by RapidSSL. To get your free SSL, goto the SSL Landing Page and follow the order process.

Enterprise Plan

All Windows Enterprise Hosting Packages include a free Private SSL Certificate provided by Comodo. To request your free SSL Certificate, please fill out the Free SSL Form.


If you have a Hatchling, Baby, or Personal Plan, you may upgrade your account to take advantage of the Free Private SSL Certificate by using our Upgrade Form. Once your account has been upgraded, please follow the above instructions to then get your FREE private SSL.

Verification of Domain Ownership

RapidSSL and GeoTrust Verification

Rapid SSL and GeoTrust have been fully automated for customer convenience. This means that when you purchase a RadidSSL or GeoTrust SSL, our automated system will allow you to both verify the domain and install the SSL with no hassle.

Comodo Verification

All SSL order forms have been updated to pull your domain's WHOIS email address for validation purposes. You will then be sent a verification email from Comodo to that address. You will be required click the verification link in that email. Once that is done, your order will be sent to our validation team for approval.

About SSL

SSLSSL and Secure Certificates provide security for your website by encrypting communications between the server and the person visiting the website. It is required to be used on e-commerce sites when accepting credit card payments online.

HostGator Business and Enterprise hosting plans include a Comodo Private SSL Certificate. Several types of SSL Certificates are also available for purchase separately from HostGator and can be added to most hosting plans.