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What Do I Need to Know when Purchasing my Own SSL?

The following details are important to keep in mind when preparing to purchase an SSL certificate:

  • HostGator offers SSL certificates, and installation and support are included. You will find more information on our most popular SSL offerings here:
  • Our cPanel servers are compatible with WHM/cPanel certificates (alternatively, you can use Apache+ModSSL certificates or Apache+OpenSSL certificates.)
  • HostGator Reseller, VPS, or Dedicated hosting clients with WHM access may install their SSL certificates. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:
    Note: We will install SSLs free of charge on all Managed Dedicated Servers.
  • If you purchased your Shared hosting with HostGator, you could install your own SSL certificates via cPanel. For more information, please refer to the article below:
  • VPS and Dedicated hosting clients can allocate one of the IP addresses which come with their plan or purchase a new one. A dedicated IP costs $4 per month (or $48 per year). More information on dedicated IP addresses can be found here:
  • Shared hosting plans (Hatchling, Baby, and Business) can only support one IP address. If you need more than one IP address, you will need to purchase a second plan or upgrade to a Reseller plan. (Reseller, VPS, and Dedicated plans support multiple IPs.)
  • We offer a free Positive SSL certificate with the purchase of any Business or Windows Enterprise plan.

Fees for installing third-party SSL certificates

If you purchased your SSL certificate from HostGator, we would gladly install that SSL certificate free of charge. Installation fee of a third-party SSL certificate by HostGator administrators depends on the certificate type:

  • For a single-domain SSL, the fee is $10.
  • For a multi-domain SSL, the fee is $25 for up to 5 domains plus $5 for each additional domain beyond the first 5.
  • For Managed Dedicated hosting, we will install SSLs free of charge.

Renewing an SSL requires the installation of the new certificate and is subject to the installation fees above.

Please check out the following article for more information about using third-party SSL certificates.