SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data which clients submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up 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 impacted in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way rather than typing your domain name within the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you could 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 shall be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any information that visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will work in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser will not open your Internet site.