SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information that clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your website and will make it more inviting to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the website hosting plan which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any info which the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a browser, the website will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is really simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site will be protected and any client will feel assured that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.