By default, SSL certificates are purchased with an expiration date one year from the date of purchase. The SSL certificate must be renewed by means of purchasing a new one prior to the expiration of your current certificate.
Can I Pay More Than One Year at a Time?
The only way an SSL certificate would not need to be purchased is if it has been purchased for multiple years in advance.
For more information on purchasing SSL certificates for multiple years at a time, please contact your current SSL issuer or contact our Billing department via phone or Live Chat prior to your next renewal.
How Long Does it Take to Activate the New Certificate?
We recommend that you purchase your new SSL certificate no later than a week before your existing SSL certificate is set to expire. This will provide you ample time if you should encounter any unforeseen complications such as mismatched WHOIS information or domain expiration.
Will I be Notified When I Need to Renew?
While we will attempt to provide notification to you regarding your SSL renewal if you have purchased through us, it is ultimately your responsibility to track this information. It is highly recommended that you create a reoccurring reminder that the SSL requires renewal, such as through .
Ordering a New Certificate
New SSL certificates can be purchased from HostGator and installed for free. To purchase a new SSL certificate from HostGator, please see the following article:
You may also purchase an SSL elsewhere, and we we will install it for a $10 fee. If you would like HostGator to install an SSL certificate from a third party, please read the following articles: