SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info that customers 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 enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services as 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 Shared Web Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared web hosting plan which we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you choose 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 handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be the same. With this function you could protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely a couple of clicks inside the hosting CP no matter if you buy an SSL through our company or via a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the info that your site visitors submit, so your website will be secure without spending the extra money for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way instead of keying in your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.