SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data which clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they input their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your site and will make it more appealing to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally needed for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the money, you could avoid the extra expense by making use of our services as our cloud 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 could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud hosting plan which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not have to do anything manually. The one difference between using a shared IP 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 other than that, everything shall be the same. With this function you can protect the data of your clients and have a risk-free Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser will not open your Internet site.