SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info which customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and shall make it more inviting to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services since 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

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the web hosting package that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain 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 address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any information the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in a web browser, the website will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes only 2 mouse clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you order an SSL via our enterprise or through a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the information that your visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.