SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information which customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your website and shall make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the capital, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services given that 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the shared hosting package that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore 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 that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any information that the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a browser, the Internet site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is really easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any customer will feel confident that their data will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.