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Baby Plan

The Baby plan is our basic e-commerce hosting plan for unlimited websites. The Baby plan can support hosting for unlimited domains, making it a better value than the Hatchling. While it has fewer e-commerce features than the Business plan, it can still create an online store.

The following is a list of what is available with the Baby plan.

The Baby Plan offers:

For more information about our Shared Hosting plan's features and current introductory rates, please check our front of site Shared Hosting.

If you are on an introductory or discounted hosting plan rate, you will remain at that price until the hosting plan renews. The hosting plan will then renew at the regular rate. For more information about the Shared hosting price list, check out this article Shared Web Hosting Price Chart.

Free Domain Registration

HostGator offers free domain registration for newly purchased Shared Hosting plans. You can have your 1 Free Domain on a 12-month or longer billing cycle. After the first year, the domain will renew at the regular annual rate.

Free SSL

All Shared Hosting packages include a free SSL certificate that provides security for your website domains and subdomains by encrypting communications between the server and visitors to your website and flags your site secure by displaying a padlock icon in your address bar. To install your free SSL Certificate, please follow the directions in the article below.


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 the steps outlined in How Do I Upgrade My Account to a Better Plan? Once your account has been upgraded, please follow the above instructions to get your FREE private SSL.

Once you've purchased a Business plan, you can order the Positive SSL certificate directly from your Customer Portal at no charge. See the following article for the step-by-step directions:

To order the Free Dedicated IP address included with the plan, please contact us via phone or chat to request one.

You may keep the SSL as long as you are hosting with HostGator; however, like all SSL certificates, the SSL must be renewed every year from your Customer Portal's SSL Certificates section.

Free WordPress/cPanel Website Transfer

HostGator offers a limited free website transfer for new accounts within 30 days of your signup with us. You can request a website transfer via your Customer Portal and get updates from our fantastic migration team. For more information regarding our free website transfer offer, please refer to this article, HostGator Website Transfers.

Additional Resources

Follow the steps outlined in How Do I Upgrade My Account to a Better Plan? when you are ready to upgrade, there is no contract when you are on a plan. You can also read the following article to know more about the different hosting plans HostGator offers. 

Have another question? HostGator supports are here to help; please contact us via phone or chat.