SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info which users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they input their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, consequently 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 clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which 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 better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting package which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any information the website visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name within a web browser, the site will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes just a couple of clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you purchase an SSL through our company or via a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encodes the info which your site visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without spending the extra funds for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than entering your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.