SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the money, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the cloud website hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked in 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 obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any info that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain in an Internet browser, the Internet site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will function in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL in a web browser won't open your site.