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 except the Hatchling plan (Hatchling plans can be upgraded to an eligible package). 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 order method for qualifications.

HostGator Billing Portal

Domains hosted on eligible shared packages (Baby, Windows Personal, and Business packages) may order either a Positive SSL or an Extended Validation SSL via our billing portal.

Eligible Packages:

  • 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:

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

Eligible Certificates:

Please see the article below for detailed instructions on how to use our SSL form:

Live Support

If you are hosting on a 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:

  • 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 Type Domain Domain Domain Domain Extended
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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 three years (with the exception of Comodo Extended Validation SSLs which 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!