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Domain Validated SSL Certificates for Single Domains


What is a Domain Validated SSL?

We offer options to secure single domains with a domain validated SSL certificate. A Domain Validated SSL certificate only verifies that you are in control of the domain at the time of purchase.

HostGator is pleased to offer you two SSL Certificates options, which will protect your website with 2048-bit signatures and up to 256-bit encryption.

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

  Positive SSL Sectigo SSL
Validation Type Domain Domain
Address Bar Color
Price (1 year) $39.99* $99.99
Warranty level $10,000 $250,000

*The Positive SSL introductory price is $39.99 and renews at $69.99.

Here are the Domain Validated SSL Certificates for single domains that we offer:

Want to see more options? Please visit HostGator's SSL Certificates for more details.

Positive SSL Certificate

The Positive SSL certificate is our most affordable option but offers strong protection for your information and includes Sectigo's $10,000 limited warranty. You can purchase the Positive SSL within your Customer Portal's SSL Certificates section.

Customers with a Business or Enterprise hosting plan may request a Positive SSL Certificate at no additional charge by filling out the SSL Order Form within the Customer Portal.

Sectigo SSL Certificate

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

The Sectigo SSL certificate is only $99.99 a year. Just go to our easy form to purchase your Sectigo SSL today. Please refer to the Sectigo SSL Order Form article for guidance.

Free Positive SSL Certificate

All Linux Business Hosting and Windows Enterprise hosting include a Positive SSL Certificate provided by Sectigo, which is free when requested yearly.

Need to know how the renewal goes? Click this article for more information on SSL Certificate Renewal.


If you have a Linux Hatchling or Baby, or Windows Personal Plan, you may upgrade your hosting plan through your Customer Portal to take advantage of the Free Positive SSL Certificate.

Once you have the Business (for Linux) or Enterprise (for Windows) plan, you can request the Positive SSL certificate directly from your Customer Portal at NO charge. See the following article for the step-by-step instructions:

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.


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