How to get free SSL certificate

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My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: hostgator

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):yes

Hi @rajasekhar79,

What kind of Hostgator plan are you using? Do you administer your server with a cPanel control panel?

If so, you should be able to use the AutoSSL feature inside of cPanel, which will request and install a free certificate automatically. (According to previous discussions on the forum, that certificate might be from a different CA rather than Let’s Encrypt.)

Hi @rajasekhar79,

A few hours after you point your domain to the HostGator server, you would receive a Comodo (cPanel branded) certificate issued by AutoSSL (on cPanel)

If you does not receive the certificate after one day, please contact HostGator support…

(cPanel branded certificates could take a long time before issued and installed, but HostGator choose that certificate instead of let’s encrypt certificate anyway)

Thank you

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