Do I need to do anything with my certificates if I change servers or IPs?

You will use the same certificate codes, but the SSL must be reinstalled on your new server or IP.

HostGator charges a $10 fee to install SSL certificates. As a shared or reseller customer, you cannot install an SSL certificate on your account. As a VPS or unmanaged dedicated server user, you may install an SSL certificate on your own, or you may have HostGator install it for you for a $10 fee.

We will install your SSL free of charge on all managed dedicated servers.

Reinstall an SSL certificate


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.