SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they input their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and shall make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you can avoid the extra expense by making use of our services since 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 Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every website hosting package we offer and no matter if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you could protect the data of your clients and have a secure site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, and thus any info that site visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser will not open your site.