SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info that users 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 input their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and will make it more appealing to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. In case 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 far better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use of our services since our cloud web 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 can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting plan which we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a risk-free Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is really basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and work since you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any client will feel certain that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.