SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they enter their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and will make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by making use of our services given that 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 Web Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any details which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way as opposed to typing your domain in the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, so any info that site visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL shall work in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL in an Internet browser will not open your website.