SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data that users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your site and will make it more inviting to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the shared website hosting package you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any information that the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the Internet site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes only 2 mouse clicks within the hosting Control Panel regardless if you get an SSL through our enterprise or through a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the info which your website visitors submit, so your website will be protected without having to spend any additional cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than keying in your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.