SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data that customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every shared website hosting plan which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be identical. With this feature you can protect the data of your clients and have a reliable website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, so any information that site visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will function in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser shall not open your site.