SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info which users submit on an Internet site. 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 info, the data shall 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 security of your website and shall make it more inviting to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. In case 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 funds, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the web hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain 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 do the job in the same exact way, so any data which the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other dealer with any of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is very simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a few clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secure and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.