SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information which customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, therefore 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 appealing to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the web hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data the visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the Internet site shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, and so any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your site.