How do I add and sell SSL certificates?

Dominic Elford
Published: 29 January 2022Last updated: 21 August 2023

Adding SSL certificate options to your reseller hosting services offers more choice for your customers, matching their specific needs, which leads to happier customers and a healthier bottom line.

We provide a free SSL certificate, which you can pass on for free to your customers or put your on price own it to make some extra profit. This one's supported by Let's Encrypt, giving a leg up to your clients' Google ranking and site security. It covers subdomains too, but bear in mind, it needs our nameservers to work properly.

For some customers, particularly those running ecommerce sites, they might be after a bit more. That's where our Simple SSL certificates step in. These SSL are backed by GeoTrust They don't need our nameservers, and they come with a $10,000 warranty. Please note, the Simple SSL only covers the primary domain (and www.), so if the site you want to secure has multiple subdomains you should look at the Wildcard SSL below. 

For sites and applications that have multiple subdomains then the Wildcard SSL from GeoTrust will ensure all of those subdomains are secure as standard.

But then, some customers want the full Monty, and that's when you can roll out the Extended SSL certificate. This one costs a bit more, but it has the most rigorous checks, a hefty underwritten warranty of $1.5 million, and an Extended Validation (EV) Certificate. 

Please remember that while the term 'SSL Certificate' is widely used, all of our certificates utilize the more modern Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol version 1.3.

How to add an SSL as a product

With HostShop you can easy add chargeable SSL certificates to your product lineup. This means you can resell the Simple and Extended Validation certificates.

To set these up, you’ll need to:

  1. Log in to My20i
  2. Head to the Product Catalogue section.
  3. Select the SSL Certificates tab.

There are two types of SSL available to resell: the SSL Simple and the SSL Extended. You can read about the differences between those SSLs here.

In our example we’re going to set up the Simple SSL. Select this from the dropdown menu and select Add SSL Products.

Adding Simple SSL products

This product can only be renewed on an annual basis. You’ll see we’ve added our recommended price of £49.99 to this product, giving you a £15.00 markup from the 20i Reseller discounted price of £34.99.

Select Save next to the price. Then head to your shop and select the SSL Certificates category and you’ll see your Simple SSL for sale and ready to be bought by your customers.