SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the added 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 Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud website hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the information of your clients and have a reliable website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes only two mouse clicks within the hosting Control Panel regardless if you obtain an SSL via our company or via a third-party provider. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the data which your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without having to spend the additional money 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 unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to typing your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.