SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info that users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they input their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your website and will make it more attractive to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every web hosting solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything manually. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the info of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with merely several mouse clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through another dealer. 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 will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and thus any data that website visitors submit on your Internet site shall be protected. The SSL shall function in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL in a browser won't open your Internet site.