SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they input their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your site and will make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use of our services due to the fact 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 Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every website hosting plan that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not have to do anything by hand. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be the same. With this function you could protect the data of your clients and have a risk-free Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with just a couple of clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any information that site visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL shall function in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser will not open your Internet site.