SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information that clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your website and will make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services as our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. As our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a risk-free and reliable Internet site without having to spend more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with just a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, so any information that site visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser won't open your site.