SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information that customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required 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 much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use of our services as our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the web hosting plan which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any data the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the Internet site won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is very basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts given that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any client will feel assured that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.