SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info which users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the website hosting package which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any info that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes just two mouse clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you obtain an SSL through our company or via a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the data that your visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending the additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.