SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info that clients 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 shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services given that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the shared hosting package 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 Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, and so any info that website visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL will function in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser will not open your website.