SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information which users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they enter their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use of our services given that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from another vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any information that the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the Internet site won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with just a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser shall not open your website.