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Domain Validated SSL Certificates for Single Domains


We offer two options to secure individual domains with an SSL certificate that is only domain validated. A domain-validated SSL certificate only verifies that you are in control of the domain at the time of purchase.

HostGator Domain Validated SSL Certificates for Individual Domains:

Positive SSL and Comodo SSL Certificates

HostGator is pleased to offer you two options for SSL certificates. Each protects your site with 2048 bit signatures and up to 256-bit encryption, and each can be ordered for up to three years.

The Positive SSL and Comodo SSL certificates are designed to cover a single domain (like example.com) or subdomain (like secure.example.com):

Validation TypeDomainDomain
Address Bar Color
Price (1 year)$39.99$99.99
Price (2 years)$71.98$189.98
Warranty level$10,000$250,000

The Positive SSL

The Positive SSL certificate is our most affordable option but offers strong protection for your information, and also includes Comodo's $10,000 limited warranty.

Customers with a Business or Enterprise hosting plan may request a Positive SSL Certificate at no additional charge by ordering from the billing portal or by submitting this form.

The Comodo SSL

The Comodo SSL certificate also protects your data with the same security as the Positive SSL. However, each Comodo SSL comes with a $250,000 limited warranty against unauthorized transactions to give your visitors that extra measure of reassurance.

The Comodo SSL certificate is only $99.99 a year. Just go to our easy form to order your Comodo SSL today.

Free Positive SSL Certificate

All Linux Business Hosting and Windows Enterprise Hosting Packages include a Positive SSL Certificate provided by Comodo which is free when requested yearly. To install your free SSL Certificate, please follow the directions in the article below and select the Positive SSL:

You may request your free SSL for multiple years, to avoid needing to renew it, for an additional fee:

 Free Positive SSL
Price (1 year)Free
Price (2 years)$45


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 our Upgrade Form. Once your account has been upgraded, please follow the above instructions to then get your FREE private SSL.

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

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 the SSL Certificates icon in the Hosting tab of your Billing Portal.