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How to Purchase an SSL Certificate from Hostwinds

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Hostwinds offers two types of SSLs and makes it quick and easy for you to get started using. Here are the details for each and how to order from your Client Area:

Hostwinds SSL

Basic SSLs:

Make sure that all of your data is secure and confidential. We will provide you with an up to 256-bit SSL encryption to keep you and your visitors safe. Our experts will set up your service for no additional charge.

WildCard SSLs:

Protect all of your subdomains using our Wildcard certificates. We will provide you with an up to 256-bit SSL encryption to keep your HTTP sites safe.

Third Party SSLs:

We can install some third party SSLs on your behalf for a fee of $10.00/ Certificate.

We do require that you provide us the Signed Certificate, Private Key, and CA bundle (if applicable).

For Third Party SSLs, please submit a ticket so that our Support Team can begin the installation of any SSLs and confirm that you agree to this charge and are ready to provide the files needed so we can get started on this for you.

Instructions from our Support Team will be provided.


To purchase an SSL Certificate from Hostwinds, follow these steps.  Once the SSL is purchased, you’ll need to follow additional steps to set it up – either on your own or with the help of the Hostwinds team. 

  1. Login to your Client Area
  2. Go to Services at the top
  3. On the drop down select Order New Service
  4. Then under categories select Additional Services
  5. Next choose the SSL you require and press the green Order Now button
  6. Now at the cart page choose payment method
  7. Then choose your length of the SSL
  8. Lastly complete the order

Next Step

Once you’ve completed your purchase of an SSL from Hostwinds you’ll need to generate a CSR.  Follow this guide, Generating a CSR Request, to continue setting up and installing your SSL.