SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data that customers submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your site and will make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest 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 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 just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from another retailer and regardless of the web hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is extremely basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and work since you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any client will feel confident that their info will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.