SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data which users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they enter their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web 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 protection of your website and will make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by making use of our services due to the fact that 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the website shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is extremely easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secured and any client will feel assured that their data will be protected given that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.