SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information that customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your site and shall make it more appealing to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is normally required for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest 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 could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from a different vendor and regardless of the shared hosting plan that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall discover 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 within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any data that the site visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a browser, the website won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser won't open your site.