SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data which users submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they input their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way as opposed to inputting your domain in the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated services and the setup takes merely two clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you obtain an SSL through our business or from a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the data which your visitors submit, so your site will be protected without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to inputting your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.