Error: SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to yoursitesdomain.com.

SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.

(Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)

  • The page you are trying to view can not be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
  • Please contact the web site owners to inform them of this problem. Alternatively, use the command found in the help menu to report this broken site.

This error indicates that the SSL is not correctly installed for the domain you attempted to access the server with securely (when the page is visited with https://). If you do not have an SSL, you will need to order one to resolve the error:

If you have already purchased an SSL and you are receiving this error after installation is complete, please contact us via phone or Live Chat in order to resolve this issue promptly.

When contacting support, please provide the following:

  1. Your primary domain
  2. The full URL where the error is occurring
  3. The exact error message
  4. Whether HostGator installed the SSL (If we installed the SSL, please include the ticket ID for the installation if available).

Because this error usually pertains to a configuration on the server relating to the SSL, our System Administrators will be glad to evaluate the issue and provide a prompt resolution.


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.