SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data that clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they enter their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your Internet site and will make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the added 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 Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any info which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it this way instead of entering your domain inside the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is extremely simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts considering that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secured and any client will feel certain that their information will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.