SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which clients submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the money, you can avoid the extra expense by making use of our services as 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 can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the website will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with just a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL will perform in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser will not open your website.