SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers 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 input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your website and will make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the additional 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any information which the visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser won't open your Internet site.