SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information which customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your site and shall make it more inviting to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you could avoid the additional expense by making use of our services as 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from another retailer and regardless of the shared hosting plan that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data that the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a browser, the site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given 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 Internet site shall be protected. The SSL will perform in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your site.