Enable HTTPS protection for your website with an SSL Certificate from RapidSSL. We get bulk pricing, so you'll save over 50% when you purchase through us!
An SSL Certificate is a vital element to running a successful website. Without one, Google will mark your site as "Not Secure" and may lower your search ranking. So take advantage of our discount pricing and free installation — you won't regret it.
Each SSL Certificate is
$24.95 / year
Securing your site with an SSL is becoming increasingly vital as the world moves toward an internet-centric economic system. There are a lot of SSL types out there, but if you buy an SSL Certificate through us, you can be sure it's the real thing. We only buy SSLs from a Certificate Authority—in other words, a trusted and verified SSL vendor.
That's why all our SSLs include the following features:
The use of HTTPS security is growing rapidly. As of February 2019, 48.1% of websites are using HTTPS protocol. Compare that to just 28% of websites using HTTPS in February of 2018. Don't get left behind — secure your website.
Global security and encryption
Secure up to 100 iterations of your domain name with a Wildcard SSL.
A regular SSL Certificate covers just one "hostname" (one iteration of your domain, like a subdomain.) This is more than enough for most websites, especially if you don't have any subdomains or alternate domains.
But for larger websites, businesses, and organizations, securing just one hostname isn't enough. Rather than buying an SSL for each subdomain, you can buy just one Wildcard SSL, which secures up to 100 subdomains of any domain you choose and could secure your entire site.
This global encryption isn't cheap—but luckily, we buy our Wildcard SSLs in bulk, giving you a discounted rate.
$119.99 / year
Frequently-asked SSL questions
We want you to make informed decisions about your hosting. That's why we're committed to helping you learn and understand the services you're paying for, so that you can get the most from them.
Here are some of the most frequently-asked questions about SSLs:
Will an SSL help protect my site against malware and hacked plugins?
No. SSLs encrypt sensitive data, like credit card numbers and medical information, so that anyone who illegally intercepts that data during transit or processing won't be able to read it.
SSLs do not identify or quarantine malware, nor do they prevent it from sneaking into your website's code through compromised plugins or themes. We have a different addon for that—it's called SiteLock and you can read about it here.
Will an SSL cover all the domains on my hosting account?
No. An SSL can only be installed on a single "hostname", which is one variation of one domain name. SSLs do not cover multiple domains, or multiple subdomains. For example, you can install an SSL on store.yoursite.com, but then it won't cover yoursite.com, and vice-versa. It only encrypts the hostname it's installed on. (A Wildcard SSL covers every hostname of a single domain.)
Can I use Let's Encrypt instead?
Yes. We now offer Let's Encrypt SSLs for free (on supported servers.)
However, it's important to understand that Let's Encrypt SSLs are significantly different from commercial SSLs like the ones we provide from RapidSSL. They're free—but they're also not providing you with the same level of security that an SSL purchased from a Certificate Authority would do.
Let's Encrypt is a domain-validated SSL. What this means is that they provide a secure connection to your site, and provide you with https:// and a padlock, but that's all they do.
Let's Encrypt SSLs do not: verify you as a legitimate business entity; offer support if it breaks; work in all browsers; include validating organization information in the certificate; or allow you to accept payment through your website or online store.
You should carefully consider what type of SSL your website requires. If you are selling anything online, a commercial SSL is required. Large business sites and anyone taking user's personal information should also use a commercial SSL. Small blogs and hobby sites are a better fit for Let's Encrypt. If you aren't sure, contact us.
Will an SSL increase my search ranking / improve my SEO?
Yes and no.
The primary function of an SSL is to encrypt sensitive, private data and identify legitimate businesses/practices. SSLs aren't made to 'do' anything else.
That being said, search engines like Google strongly prefer websites that are secured with an SSL from a Certificate Authority because it's safe for the searcher to visit and buy things on that website. Search engines are more likely to rank SSL-secured sites higher in search results because of these reasons, and Google Chrome has even started warning users when they're visiting an website that is "not secure".
WebHostingPad offers unlimited disk space with its shared hosting packages, with the understanding that “unlimited” is incremental. The initial quota for disk space is 10 GB (gigabytes), which the majority of users will never exceed. If you have used 90% or more of this quota, you may contact WebHostingPad to request an increase, which WebHostingPad will grant you, free of charge, if and only if you meet the following requirements:
WebHostingPad reserves the right to suspend, without prior notification and at its sole discretion, your account if your site is found to be in violation of the terms or service, including use of your hosting space to store media or emails. You are solely responsible for removal of any and all excess media, email, or files to meet the criteria of these terms, and/or to avoid suspension. If you wish to set up POP3 or IMAP to store your emails elsewhere, WebHostingPad Support will help you, with the understanding that we are under no obligation to do so.
WebHostingPad offers unlimited bandwidth with its shared hosting packages, with the understanding that “unlimited” is incremental. The initial quota for bandwidth is 100 GB (gigabytes) per month, which the majority of users will never exceed. If you have used 90% or more of this quota, you may contact WebHostingPad to request an increase, which WebHostingPad will grant you, free of charge, if you meet the following requirements:
WebHostingPad reserves the right to deny bandwidth increase, suspend your account, or take further action, if your site or account does not comply with the terms of service, including if your bandwidth usage is caused by illegal or malicious means, unintentional or not, or your site is compromised in such a way as to alter bandwidth usage significantly, to the harm of other users. In the event that your bandwidth usage is caused by malicious or unnatural means, and 1) the malicious or unnatural means are resolved and no longer acting on the account or site, and 2) you still use 90% or more of your bandwidth quota, you may then request a bandwidth increase, which WebHostingPad will, at its sole discretion, decide to grant or deny. WebHostingPad is not liable for any denial of bandwidth increase, or loss or damages resulting from that denial, that occur.
Website transfers from a previous host to WebHostingPad will be done free of charge. This free transfer is only valid when the website being transferred is currently hosted with a different web hosting company. Any transfers from one WebHostingPad account to another WebHostingPad account in an attempt to avoid paying renewal fees, or for any disingenuous reason, will result in a $24.95 transfer fee for our time and assistance, at WebHostingPad’s sole discretion.
Transfers consist of website files and databases only. Email addresses, FTP accounts, subdomains, addon domains, parked domains, and other services, addons, or features must be recreated in cPanel with WebHostingPad.
The maximum account transfer size cannot exceed 2 GB.
You are entitled to only 1 free transfer per WebHostingPad account. In the event you wish to transfer multiple outside hosting accounts to WebHostingPad and consolidate them into one, additional fees will apply based on the total number of hosting accounts you are consolidating. WebHostingPad does not recommend consolidating a VPS or dedicated service with multiple cPanel accounts into a single shared hosting account. However, if you wish to do this, only one cPanel account will be transferred to WebHostingPad for free. Any additional accounts being transferred for consolidation will incur additional fees.
You must provide WebHostingPad with your previous hosting account’s FTP details, control panel login, MySQL login, and any other requested information for WebHostingPad to successfully transfer the account.
WebHostingPad cannot guarantee a successful transfer, although we will try our very best, if any of the following conditions are met:
WebHostingPad offers one (1) free domain registration for a one-year term with the purchase of a new hosting plan and valid account sign-up.
Domain registration prices vary by TLD and premium status. The free domain offer has a maximum value of $16.99, which may not cover the entire cost to register certain TLDs. If the cost to register a chosen TLD is greater than $16.99, then $16.99 will be subtracted from the total cost of the domain registration.
The free domain offer is valid for a domain transfer (with automatic 1-year domain registration extension), to a maximum value of $16.99, if no domain name is being registered and a new account has been created.
The free domain offer is only valid with use of the "FREEDOMAIN" coupon code, and may not be used in conjunction with any other coupon code, special offer, or discount.
The free domain offer is only valid within the first 30 days of account sign-up and must be claimed or requested within that timeframe to be honored. The free domain offer may only be claimed once per account. WebHostingPad reserves the right to disable a coupon code at any time with or without notice and at their sole discretion.
After the first year of registration, the domain name will renew at the regular rate. Domain name registration and renewal are determined by WebHostingPad's registrar, enom, and may vary over time depending on demand.
Each of WebHostingPad’s shared hosting plans carries a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied within the first 30 days, you will be given a full refund.
The following services do not qualify for any refunds, including the 30-day money back guarantee:
All sales of services and products listed above are final and non-refundable, and WebHostingPad reserves the right to pursue all available courses of action to obtain payment.
Any account that is or has been in violation of WebHostingPad’s Terms of Service is not entitled to a refund. This applies to currently and formerly abusive or harmful accounts, regardless of your awareness. Please refer to our Abuse Policy for additional information.
WebHostingPad guarantees that our servers will be up and running at least 99.9% of the time during any given 12-month period.
This guarantee does not cover any areas where WebHostingPad has no direct influence, such as backbone provider failures, fibre-optic main line cuts, DNS or Domain Registrar issues, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, or connection issues between your location and the WebHostingPad data center, including, but not limited to, internet service provider blockages, browser caching issues, and IP blocks.
This uptime guarantee is also not applicable for service interruptions caused by natural disasters, wars, political or social upheaval, terrorism, the zombie apocalypse, or other external issues WebHostingPad has no control over.
Uptime is monitored within WebHostingPad’s servers and any third party monitoring software will not be honored.
In the event WebHostingPad does not meet the 99.9% uptime guarantee, hosting credit will be issued to your account in an amount equalling one month of hosting for every 8 hours of downtime exceeding the 99.9% guarantee.
Get remote-access technical help and service setup with a WebHostingPad support expert. Service only available during U.S. business hours ( Monday – Friday | 8am – 5pm CST )
Remote Managed Support includes services such as:
Remote Managed Support is included free on all WordPress Hosting plans and Power Plan Plus.
Remote Managed Support is included free for 30 days after account creation for all plans.
One-time 24-hour access to Remote Managed Support can be purchased separately on non-inclusive plans for $39.95.
For full transparency, here are WebHostingPad's rates :
|Billing Cycle||Intro Rate||Regular Rate|
|1 year||$3.99 / mo||$6.49 / mo|
|2 years||$2.99 / mo||$5.99 / mo|
|3 years||$2.29 / mo||$5.49 / mo|
|4 years||$1.99 / mo||$4.99 / mo|
|5 years||$1.99 / mo||$4.49 / mo|
|Power Plan Plus + WordPress Basic|
|Billing Cycle||Intro Rate||Regular Rate|
|1 year||$4.99 / mo||$7.99 / mo|
|2 years||$3.99 / mo||$6.99 / mo|
|3 years||$2.99 / mo||$5.99 / mo|
|Power Plan Plus + WordPress Pro|
|Billing Cycle||Intro Rate||Regular Rate|
|1 year||$5.99 / mo||$8.99 / mo|
|2 years||$4.99 / mo||$7.99 / mo|
|3 years||$3.99 / mo||$6.99 / mo|
|Power Plan Plus + WordPress Premium|
|Billing Cycle||Intro Rate||Regular Rate|
|1 year||$7.99 / mo||$9.99 / mo|
|2 years||$6.99 / mo||$8.99 / mo|
|3 years||$5.99 / mo||$7.99 / mo|
|Power Plan mini|
|Billing Cycle||Regular Rate|
|1 year||$3.50 / mo|
|2 years||$3.25 / mo|
|3 years||$3.00 / mo|
There is a hosting industry standard to offer discounted prices to new sign-ups, and then revert back to regular rates once the first term is up—much like phone, television, and internet providers.
WebHostingPad also follows this standard, so the prices you see listed are for new clients only. But while other hosts will start charging $15.00/month for even their cheapest plan after the first term, all of our shared plans renew for less than $10.00/month, and our cheapest plan renews at only $4.49/month. That makes our regular rates some of the most competitive in the industry.
In order to maintain our US-based support and our advanced hosting infrastructure, we simply can't grant you the special offer for renewals. But we are committed to keeping our hosting affordable to continue helping small businesses and new entrepreneurs succeed online.
So don't fret when your second invoice is more than your first—you're still getting one of the best deals around, and you will be for years to come.