SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info which customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your website and shall make it more appealing to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you'll be able to 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from another seller and regardless of the web hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any information the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain within a web browser, the Internet site will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with just a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any information that visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser won't open your website.