SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info which clients submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products 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 increase the safety of your site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from some other vendor and regardless of the cloud web hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any information which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain in a web browser, the website will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with merely several clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to 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 address will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL shall function in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser will not open your site.