SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data that clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they type in their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your website and will make it more appealing to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services since our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the cloud hosting package you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any information which the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and the setup takes merely two clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you obtain an SSL via our enterprise or through a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encodes the info your site visitors submit, so your site will be secure without having to spend any additional cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way instead of keying in your domain name. Additionally we 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 as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.