SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data that clients submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they input their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your website and will make it more appealing to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage 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 Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any information that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way instead of typing your domain name within the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes just 2 clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you get an SSL from our company or from a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the info that your visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way rather than typing your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.