SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information which users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they enter their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your website and shall make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much 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 Hosting

Given that we offer SSL certificates with our hosting packages, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Given that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the instant it is issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and reliable site without spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with merely several mouse clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, and thus any info that visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL will work in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser shall not open your website.