SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info that clients submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your website and shall make it more inviting to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services given that our cloud 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 could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any information that the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with just a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, so any info that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your site.