SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information which users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they input their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your website and will make it more attractive to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required 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 could find much better use for the funds, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the web hosting package which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any information that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the site will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a few mouse clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel assured that their information will be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.