SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info which users submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is typically required for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you can avoid the added expense by making use of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each shared hosting solution that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything by hand. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the info of your customers and have a reliable site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, and thus any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL shall function in the exact same way irrespective if it's 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 browser will not open your Internet site.