SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data that users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they input their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any data which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way rather than entering your domain name in the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes just two mouse clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you purchase an SSL from our company or through a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encodes the data your website visitors submit, so your website will be secure without having to spend any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.