SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data that clients submit on a website. 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 will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your site and shall make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required 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 can find far better use for the funds, you could avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our shared hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, so any data that website visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL will perform in the exact same way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your website.