SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data that users submit on a website. 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 details, 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 protection of your site and shall make it more attractive to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed 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 could find much better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by making use 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the shared website hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data that the website visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the website will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you buy an SSL from our company or via a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the data that your website visitors submit, so your website will be secure without spending the extra funds for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way rather than typing your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.