SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data that clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only 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 get it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting plan you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not 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 function in the exact same way, so any info the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the website won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with merely several clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL shall do the job in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your site.