SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information that clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your site and shall make it more appealing to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud hosting package we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a few seconds and you will not need to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this function you can protect the info of your customers and have a secure website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you purchase an SSL through our company or via a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the information which your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of inputting your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.