SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data that customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your site and will make it more inviting to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the shared hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the site won't display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with merely a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will work in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser will not open your site.