SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information which customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they input their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your site and shall make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

As we offer SSL certificates with our hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference will be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. As our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the moment it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you could have a secure and trustworthy website without having to spend extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes merely a couple of mouse clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you buy an SSL from our company or via a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encodes the information your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.