SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info which clients submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, you could avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact 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 could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting plan which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you buy 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 will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any info which the visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the website won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is very easy 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 can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.