SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info that users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the extra expense by making use of our services since our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each shared hosting package that we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything personally. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your clients and have a reliable site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with merely several clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any information that visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser won't open your website.