How to Purchase an SSL Certificate from Hostwinds

Hostwinds is Happy to provide two types of SSLs. Here are the details for each:

Hostwinds SSL


Basic SSLs:

Our Basic SSLs start at $75.00/ year and protect the FQDN of your choice including www.

  • 256 Bit Encryption
  • Required for PCI Compliance
  • Free Installs for Clients


WildCard SSLs:

Our WildCard SSLs will protect a FQDN and all it’s subdomains, currently Wildcards are  $150.00/ year.

  • 256 Bit Encryption
  • Required for PCI Compliance
  • Free Installs for Clients
  • applies to subdomains


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 Wildcard and Third Party SSLs, please submit a ticket to begin the order process:


To purchase an SSL Certificate from Hostwinds, follow these steps to add it to your shopping cart.  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.  Links are provided below to move you from one step to the next.

  1. Open our website:
  2. Head to Services > SSL Certificates
  3. Click the Add This Services button
  4. Choose the term length for your SSL and click the Continue to Step 3 button
  5. Add to cart
  6. Enter your payment information
  7. After completing your order, an email  is sent saying “SSL Certificate Configuration Required”
  8. Follow the link in the email for setup and configuration


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.


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