SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data that customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you could avoid the additional expense by making use of our services since our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the shared hosting package which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any information the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the Internet site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is incredibly easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of mouse clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secure and any customer will feel assured that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.