SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information that customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you have a modest 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 money, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our cloud website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way instead of inputting your domain name within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes only two clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you get an SSL through our business or from a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encodes the data your site visitors submit, so your website will be protected without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way instead of inputting your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you decide 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 any action on your end.