SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they input 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 server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your site and will make it more appealing to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you can avoid the added 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any info that the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain inside a web browser, the Internet site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you buy an SSL via our business or via a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encodes the data your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of inputting your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.