SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info that clients submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your website and will make it more attractive to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any data which 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:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way instead of typing your domain name within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes merely two clicks inside the hosting Control Panel no matter if you buy an SSL via our company or through a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the information your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without spending the extra money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way rather than entering your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you decide 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 the need for any action on your end.