SSL Certificates

Show folks
you’re secure.

An SSL certificate protects your customers, your search ranking, and your reputation with:

Encrypted data transmission

Web browsers flagging you as “secure”

Increased customer trust

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$X.XX/yr*

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What’s all the fuss about SSLs?


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Worth the hype, tbh.

Why? Because without one, you and your customers’ personal info can be intercepted during transmission to or from your site. Yikes. Plus many web browsers will flag a website as "not secure" unless it detects that it has a valid SSL certificate. Double yikes.

 

SSL certificates are really standard practice these days, so if you don’t have one yet, make today the day. Your website, visitors, reputation, and search ranking will ALL thank you.

Show you’re trustworthy

The "https” in your domain will show visitors they’re safe to be there.

Prevent attacks

Eliminate the risk of attacks when data is transmitted from your site.

Boost your SEO

You’re more likely to get a higher search ranking with an SSL.

Get compliant

An SSL is compliant with info privacy acts, like PCI DSS and HIPPA.

Display the site seal

The Sectigo Trust Seal signals to customers that they’re protected.

Hassle-free setup

Most SSLs are easily applied for, validated, and issued online.

Choose the SSL plan that’s right for ya.

The SSL that’s included for FREE with your account provides industry-standard encryption and is recognized by major web browsers. For even more features, select a plan from the SSL certificates offered below.

Single Domain

Now XX% off!

  • Domain validated SSL

  • Included Trustlogo® Site Seal

  • Quickest/most cost-effective

  • eCommerce SSL

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$*

Pricing Reflects A Discount On The First Invoice Only

HostGator often offers promotions, coupons and special offers to customers during their initial term. Please note that special offers are limited-time promotional prices that are available to new customers and are valid for the Initial Term only, and not for successive or renewal periods. Promotional rates apply to GATOR, Shared, Cloud, VPS, Dedicated, WordPress and Reseller hosting plans and will automatically renew after initial term at regular rate found in your control panel. Note: If you register a free domain through us and wish to cancel your account, there is a fee to retain your domain.

VAT (Value Added Tax) is not included in our advertised price and will be charged separately and itemized on invoices and billing information. Standard VAT rates based on EU Member State regulations may apply. For more information on VAT, please refer to the Value Added Tax (VAT) knowledgebase article.

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Wildcard

  • Secures unlimited subdomains

  • Domain validated SSL

  • $50K warranty

  • Included Trustlogo Site Seal info_outline

    Included Trustlogo Site Seal

    Note: with registered mark, copy from positive SSL

Available at only

$*

Pricing Reflects A Discount On The First Invoice Only

HostGator often offers promotions, coupons and special offers to customers during their initial term. Please note that special offers are limited-time promotional prices that are available to new customers and are valid for the Initial Term only, and not for successive or renewal periods. Promotional rates apply to GATOR, Shared, Cloud, VPS, Dedicated, WordPress and Reseller hosting plans and will automatically renew after initial term at regular rate found in your control panel. Note: If you register a free domain through us and wish to cancel your account, there is a fee to retain your domain.

VAT (Value Added Tax) is not included in our advertised price and will be charged separately and itemized on invoices and billing information. Standard VAT rates based on EU Member State regulations may apply. For more information on VAT, please refer to the Value Added Tax (VAT) knowledgebase article.

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EV

  • $1.75M warranty

  • Highest level of protection and trust assurance

Available at only

$*

Pricing Reflects A Discount On The First Invoice Only

HostGator often offers promotions, coupons and special offers to customers during their initial term. Please note that special offers are limited-time promotional prices that are available to new customers and are valid for the Initial Term only, and not for successive or renewal periods. Promotional rates apply to GATOR, Shared, Cloud, VPS, Dedicated, WordPress and Reseller hosting plans and will automatically renew after initial term at regular rate found in your control panel. Note: If you register a free domain through us and wish to cancel your account, there is a fee to retain your domain.

VAT (Value Added Tax) is not included in our advertised price and will be charged separately and itemized on invoices and billing information. Standard VAT rates based on EU Member State regulations may apply. For more information on VAT, please refer to the Value Added Tax (VAT) knowledgebase article.

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All SSL plans include full PCI compliance, mobile device compatibility, a 30-day money-back guarantee, and 24/7/365 support.

Money-Back Guarantee

Customer Satisfaction is HostGator's #1 Priority!

 

If you’re not satisfied with HostGator, we'll give you your money back. No questions asked. During the first 30 calendar days, we'll refund your hosting fees in full.

 

Please note: The Money-Back Guarantee only applies to basic hosting services and does not apply to domain registration fees, set up fees or any other fees for additional services purchased at the time of your basic hosting package.

 

HostGator does not offer refunds for cancellations that occur after 30 calendar days.

 

What happens to your domain?

 

If you register a domain through HostGator, please note there is a non-refundable USD $15.00 domain fee. You'll be free to transfer it or simply point it elsewhere. Newly registered domains cannot be transferred to another registrar during the first 60 days of the registration period. Unless you renew your domain, you retain ownership of it until the end of its registration period.

 

Our support staff is available 24/7 to assist you via telephone or Live Chat with any hosting-related questions.

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Free SSL

Comes with hosting

Single Domain SSL

Annual price

$XX.XX/yr*

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Wildcard

Annual price

$XX.XX/yr*

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EV SSL

Annual price

$XXX.XX/yr*

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Domains included

Unlimited protection for domains and subdomains

Protects one domain, and one subdomain

Secure one domain and unlimited subdomains.

Protects either one domain, or one subdomain.

Warranty level

$0

$10,000

$50,000

$1,750,000

Encryption level

2048 bit signatures /
256 bit encryption

2048 bit signatures /
256 bit encryption

2048 bit signatures /
256 bit encryption

2048 bit signatures /
256 bit encryption

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TrustLogo® Site Seal

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Pricing Reflects A Discount On The First Invoice Only

HostGator often offers promotions, coupons and special offers to customers during their initial term. Please note that special offers are limited-time promotional prices that are available to new customers and are valid for the Initial Term only, and not for successive or renewal periods. Promotional rates apply to GATOR, Shared, Cloud, VPS, Dedicated, WordPress and Reseller hosting plans and will automatically renew after initial term at regular rate found in your control panel. Note: If you register a free domain through us and wish to cancel your account, there is a fee to retain your domain.

VAT (Value Added Tax) is not included in our advertised price and will be charged separately and itemized on invoices and billing information. Standard VAT rates based on EU Member State regulations may apply. For more information on VAT, please refer to the Value Added Tax (VAT) knowledgebase article.

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Is the free SSL certificate really free?

 

Sure is! This SSL is included at no extra charge when you purchase a hosting account. As HTTPS becomes more and more pertinent to search engine results, web browser behaviour, and overall web security, it’s our responsibility to do everything we can to keep our customers informed and protected. That’s why we provide this SSL certificate free of charge. Of course, for additional features you may certainly purchase an upgraded SSL for your account.


How does an SSL certificate actually work?

 

For starters, a little “handshake" of sorts takes place between the hosting server and visiting web browser, which initiates the secure connection. A "session key" is then employed to encrypt all data transmitted between server and browser. This prevents any data passed between both sides from being decipherable by any third party. Intercepting data in this manner is often known as a "man-in-the-middle attack."

 

In more simple terms? An SSL certificate encrypt communication between your site and anyone else’s web browser. Nice.


Where can I learn more about what an SSL certificate is?

 

Our Knowledge Base has many articles that fully explain the intricacies of SSL certificates, what they are, how they work, and the various differences. The best place to begin would be here.


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