SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data which customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they input their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your site and will make it more attractive to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services as our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every shared hosting plan which we offer and no matter if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with merely a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any information that visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your website.