SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information which users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your website and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services given 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 Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way instead of entering your domain within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting service and the setup takes only two mouse clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you order an SSL via our company or from a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encodes the data that your site visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without spending the extra funds for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.