SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info that clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by making use of our services since 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked 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 won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any information which the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain inside a browser, the site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other supplier with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected given that 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.