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Ordering an SSL Certificate

Purchasing an SSL Certificate from your Client Portal

To place an order for a Business Web Hosting Plan, you can start from either Hostwinds' Website or your Hostwinds Client Area. Both will take you to the same Orders Page.

For this article, we will show the steps an existing client must take to order an SSL Certificate.

Note: To add an SSL Certificate to your account, you must log in to the Hostwinds Client Area. From the Client Area home page, click the Services dropdown link on the top menu of the dashboard. Selecting the Order New Services link in the dropdown moves you to the Service Purchase page, presenting all of Hostwinds' services available for purchase.

On the top-left of the page, the Categories dropdown will show a list of links. Click on the Additional Services link (the second link from the bottom) to begin the process of purchasing it. The Additional Services we provide will appear to the right.

You will see two SSL options available for purchase and order them by clicking on the green Order Now button. Here is a brief description of each.

  1. SSL Certificate: The standard SSL certificate used to secure data. It provides up to 256-bit encryption. Note that Hostwinds will set this up on your account for no additional charges other than the one provided.
  2. Wildcard SSL Certificate: The Wildcard SSL certificate is used to secure data for all of your subdomains. It provides up to 256-bit encryption for keeping your HTTP sites secure.

Clicking on the green Order Now button sends you to the Hostwinds payment page. Enter the pertinent information, review your amount due, agree to Hostwinds terms of service, and click the Complete Order button to finalize your purchase.