SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten 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 typically required for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything manually. The sole difference between employing 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 will be identical. With this feature you could protect the info of your customers and have a risk-free website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way once 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 website visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL will work in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside a browser shall not open your site.