SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info that clients submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they input their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web 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 website and will make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single hosting package we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to select 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 will install it for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the info of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is very basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any client will feel confident that their information shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.