SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a small 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 capital, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single shared web hosting solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything personally. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be identical. With this function you could protect the information of your clients and have a reliable Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is quite easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work since you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any client will feel certain that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.