SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info which users submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they input their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your site and shall make it more appealing to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds 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 better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud website 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'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way instead of entering your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, and so any data that website visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL will do the job in the exact same way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser will not open your website.