SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info which customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your site and will make it more inviting to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any data that the visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain in a browser, the site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with only a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, so any data that visitors submit on your Internet site shall be protected. The SSL shall work in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser shall not open your Internet site.