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Tell Me About the Business Hosting Plan

The Business plan is our complete e-commerce solution for Shared web hosting.

The Business plan is a more powerful version of our Baby plan, built for small businesses. Though our Baby plan offers unlimited disk space, bandwidth, and hosting, the Business plan has something special to set it apart.

The Business plan can support hosting for unlimited domains. It includes more e-commerce features than a Baby plan, like a private SSL and Free SEO Tools, making it the perfect solution for creating an online store.

The Business plan includes:

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 Positive SSL Certificate

All Linux Business Hosting & Windows Enterprise Hosting Packages include a Positive SSL Certificate provided by Sectigo, free when requested yearly. 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 Live 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 Domain Registration

All newly purchased Shared Hosting Packages, on a 12-month or longer billing cycle, include 1 Free Domain. After the first year, the domain will renew at the regular annual rate.

Free SEO Tools

HostGator includes the SEO Tools Start Plan for the Free SEO Tools within your Business Hosting Plan. The SEO Tools Start Plan is a 'Do It Yourself' SEO tool geared to help you increase your visibility online, drive more site traffic, and boost your online search rankings — beginning with a personalized step-by-step SEO plan. You can apply the Free SEO Tools to one domain hosted within your Business Hosting Plan. See the article HostGator SEO Tools for more information about what is included in the SEO Tools Start Plan.

Toll-Free Number (No Longer Included)

The Business plan no longer includes the VoipO Toll-Free Number. If you wish to have this service or if you already have the VoipO service, please contact them directly via sales@voipo.com for any inquiries.