SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information which users submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your site and will make it more appealing to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's normally needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services given that 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from another seller and regardless of the shared website hosting plan which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any information which the visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the website shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is extremely basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any client will feel confident that their info will be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning 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.