SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your site and will make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services due to the fact that 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any data that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the website shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. 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 only several clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts as you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.