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SSL and Secure Certificates provide security for your website by encrypting communications between the server and the person visiting the website. It is required to be used on e-commerce sites when accepting credit card payments online.



Here are the basics

SSL certificates are typically purchased for a 1-year term. SSL purchases are non-refundable. If you do not wish to renew an SSL certificate, simply allow it to expire.


To install any SSL certificate, the domain must have a dedicated IP address. (On shared hosting plans, you cannot use the shared IP as it already has our shared SSL certificate installed.) Since cPanel is limited to working for only one IP address at a time, you cannot have more than one SSL per cPanel. (This means if you use addon domains, only one of those domains or the primary domain can have SSL.)


When it is time to renew an SSL certificate, you must purchase and install a new certificate; this applies to reissued certificates. (Renewing SSL is like renewing a lock on your door; you just buy a new one.) If you purchase an SSL certificate from HostBee we will install it for free. If you purchase an SSL certificate from a different company, you will need to provide all the information if you’d like our Support Team to install it for you.


If you already have an SSL certificate and switch to a new server/host, then you may continue using your existing SSL. This will require your host to reinstall the SSL to the new server.


Your SSL provider may allow you to purchase a certificate for more than 1 year. This reduces the number of times you must reinstall the SSL.


If you wish to make changes to your SSL before it expires, then you must request to have the certificate be reissued. A reissue allows you to update the domain name or WHOIS information listed on the certificate, which then requires a reinstallation.



SSL Certificates Require a Dedicated IP Address

A private SSL certificate requires its own dedicated IP address. You can add a dedicated IP to any plan for $10/month.



Changing to a Dedicated IP Address Reuires Time to Propagate

When switching to a dedicated IP, the IP address of your website will change, and the DNS will subsequently need to propagate (update) worldwide, which requires approximately 4 to 8 hours.


This means that some visitors will be able to view your website at the new IP address immediately, while others will not be able to see it for up to 8 hours after the change to a dedicated IP address. Planning ahead can minimize the impact. For example, we don’t recommend switching to a dedicated IP address when you are in the middle of a promotion or advertising campaign.



Only one SSL certificate per cPanel Account

On all of our accounts that utilize cPanel & Plesk (such as shared, reseller, certain VPS accounts & Linux dedicated hosting), there is a technical limitation of one SSL certificate and one dedicated IP per cPanel. If you would like to have more than one SSL certificate (for a different domain or subdomain), you will need to create another cPanel account. If you have a shared account, this can be accomplished by adding another shared account or by upgrading to a reseller, VPS or dedicated plan. If you already have a reseller plan, VPS with cPanel, or Linux dedicated server, you can create a new account in WHM for the domain in question.



More than One Secured Domain Per Certificate Allowed

Although there is a limit to the number of SSL Certificates per individual cPanel, it is possible to have more than one secured domain name or subdomain incorporated into a single SSL Certificate. This is achieved by purchasing a multi-domain SSL certificate or a wildcard SSL certificate, Although more expensive than a regular, single-domain private SSL, you are able to have all the secured domains and subdomains within a single account. They all can share the same dedicated IP address, which saves both the cost of maintaining separate accounts and purchasing more than one dedicated IP.



SSL Certificates Are Issued on an Annual Basis

SSL Certificates are usually purchased with a 1-year expiration date, although multi-year SSL certificates are also available by contacting our sales team. Before a certificate expires, you will need to purchase a new SSL certificate with a new expiration date.


Despite sometimes being referred to as renewing an SSL certificate, technically you are purchasing a new certificate with a new expiration date. Although typically we are able to process SSL Certificate orders within 24 hours, due to the potentiality for complications, we recommend that you purchase a new SSL certificate at least one week prior to the expiration of your current SSL certificate.



Comodo Certificates

  • Name
  • Warranty
  • Validation
  • Domains Secured
  • Assurance
  • Encryption
  • Seal Type
  • Wildcard
  • Green Bar Protection

Essential SSL

$79/year
  • Comodo Essential SSL
  • $10,000
  • Domain (DV)
  • Single Domain
  • Medium
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Static Seal
  • No
  • No

SSL Wildcard

$309/year
  • Essential SSL Wildcard
  • $10,000
  • Domain (DV)
  • Wildcard SSL Certificates
  • Medium
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Static Seal
  • Yes
  • No

Multi-Domain

$999/year
  • Comodo EV Multi-Domain SSL
  • $250,000
  • Domain (DV)
  • Multi-Domain
  • High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • Yes

More Comodo Certificates

  • Name
  • Warranty
  • Validation
  • Domains Secured
  • Assurance
  • Encryption
  • Seal Type
  • Wildcard
  • Green Bar Protection

EV SGC SSL

$699/year
  • Comodo EV SGC SSL
  • $250,000
  • Extended Validation (EV)
  • Single Domain
  • High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • Yes

Comodo EV

$579/year
  • Comodo EV SSL
  • $250,000
  • Extended Validation (EV)
  • Single Domain
  • High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • Yes

Instant SSL

$69/year
  • Comodo Instant SSL
  • $50,000
  • Organization Validation
  • Single Domain
  • High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • No

More Comodo Certificates

  • Name
  • Warranty
  • Validation
  • Domains Secured
  • Assurance
  • Encryption
  • Seal Type
  • Wildcard
  • Green Bar Protection

SSL Pro

$99/year
  • Comodo Instant SSL Pro
  • $100,000
  • Organization Validation
  • Single Domain
  • High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • No

SGC SSL

$415/year
  • Comodo SGC SSL
  • $250,000
  • Domain (DV)
  • Single Domain
  • Medium
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Static Seal
  • No
  • No

SGC Wildcard

$999/year
  • Comodo SGC SSL Wildcard
  • $250,000
  • Domain Validation
  • Single Domain
  • High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • Yes
  • No

More Comodo Certificates

  • Name
  • Warranty
  • Validation
  • Domains Secured
  • Assurance
  • Encryption
  • Seal Type
  • Wildcard
  • Green Bar Protection

Comodo SSL

$119/year
  • Comodo Essential SSL
  • $250,000
  • Domain (DV)
  • Single Domain
  • Medium
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Static Seal
  • No
  • No

Wildcard SSL

$309/year
  • Comodo Wildcard SSL
  • $10,000
  • Domain (DV)
  • Wildcard SSL Certificates
  • Medium
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Static Seal
  • Yes
  • No

GeoTrust Certificates

  • Name
  • Warranty
  • Validation
  • Domains Secured
  • Assurance
  • Encryption
  • Seal Type
  • Wildcard
  • Green Bar Protection

QuickSSL

$169/year
  • GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium
  • $100,000
  • Domain (DV)
  • Single Domain
  • Medium
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • No

BusinessID

$179/year
  • GeoTrust True BusinessID
  • $250,000
  • Organization Validation (OV)
  • Single Domain (SD)
  • High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • No

BusinessID

$309/year
  • True BusinessID Multi-Domain
  • $250,000
  • Organization Validation (OV)
  • Multi Domain (MD)
  • High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • No

More GeoTrust Certificates

  • Name
  • Warranty
  • Validation
  • Domains Secured
  • Assurance
  • Encryption
  • Seal Type
  • Wildcard
  • Green Bar Protection

ID Wildcard

$499.95/year
  • True BusinessID Wildcard
  • $125,000
  • Organization Validation
  • Wildcard SSL Certificates
  • High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Static Seal
  • Yes
  • No

BusinessID

$549.95/year
  • BusinessID EV Multi-Domain
  • $500,000
  • Extended Validation
  • Multi-Domains
  • Very High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • Yes

Multi-Domain

$289/year
  • True BusinessID With EV
  • $500,000
  • Extended Validation
  • Single Domain
  • Very High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Static Seal
  • No
  • No

RapidSSL Certificates

  • Name
  • Warranty
  • Validation
  • Domains Secured
  • Assurance
  • Encryption
  • Seal Type
  • Wildcard
  • Green Bar Protection

RapidSSL

$69/year
  • RapidSSL Certificate
  • $10,000
  • Domain Validation
  • Single Domain
  • Medium
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Static Seal
  • No
  • No

Wildcard

$199/year
  • RapidSSL Wildcard
  • $5,000
  • Domain Validation
  • Wildcard SSL Certificates
  • Medium
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Static Seal
  • Yes
  • No

Symantec™ Certificates

  • Name
  • Warranty
  • Validation
  • Domains Secured
  • Assurance
  • Encryption
  • Seal Type
  • Wildcard
  • Green Bar Protection

Safe Site

$399/year
  • Symantec™ Safe Site
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Site Seal
  • High
  • N/A
  • Norton Secured Seal
  • N/A
  • N/A

Wildcard

$2899/year
  • Secure Site Wildcard
  • $500,000
  • Business + Domain Validation
  • Subdomains + main domain
  • Very High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • Yes
  • No

Secure Site EV

$999/year
  • Symantec™ Secure Site EV
  • $1,500,000
  • Business and Domain Validation
  • Single Domain
  • Very High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • Yes

Thawte Certificates

  • Name
  • Warranty
  • Validation
  • Domains Secured
  • Assurance
  • Encryption
  • Seal Type
  • Wildcard
  • Green Bar Protection

SGC SuperCert

$309/year
  • Thawte SGC SuperCerts
  • $500,000
  • Organization Validation (OV)
  • Single Domain
  • High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • No

SSL 123

$79/year
  • Thawte SSL 123
  • $100,000
  • Domain (DV)
  • Single Domain
  • Medium
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • No

Web Server

$179/year
  • Thawte SSL Web Server
  • $250,000
  • Organization Validation
  • Single Domain
  • High
  • from 40-bit to 256-bit
  • Dynamic Seal
  • No
  • No