SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data which clients submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services as 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 Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our shared web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any info which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it that way rather than inputting your domain name within the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes only 2 mouse clicks inside the hosting CP regardless if you obtain an SSL from our business or via a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the data your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without having to spend the additional money for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way instead of entering your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.