SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info that clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and will make it more inviting to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services since 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 Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our shared hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any information that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way instead of entering your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes only two mouse clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you buy an SSL via our company or through a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the info your website visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way rather than typing your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.