SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info that customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as 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 used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from some other dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any info the website visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the site shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is incredibly simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work since you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any client will feel certain that their data will be protected given that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.