SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information which customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they input their credit card information, the data shall 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 heighten the security of your Internet site and will make it more inviting to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight 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 extra expense by making use 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 Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single hosting package which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a matter 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 website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated hosting service. The setup is extremely easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secure and any client will feel confident that their info shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.