SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your website and will make it more inviting to clients, 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 have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services as 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data that the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the website will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes just two clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you obtain an SSL via our business or through a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encrypts the info your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without having to spend any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to typing your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via 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 as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.