SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information that clients 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 type in their credit card information, the data shall 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 site and will 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, which is typically required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the money, you can avoid the extra expense by making use of our services as our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our shared web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any information that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way rather than entering your domain inside the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated services. 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 just a couple of mouse clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.