SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information which customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your Internet 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 is typically required for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by making use of our services given that 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from our company or from some other dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any data that the site visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with merely a couple of clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser shall not open your website.