SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data which customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the shared web hosting package that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info that the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is really simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any customer will feel certain that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.