SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they enter their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by making use of our services given that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the web hosting package which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any info that the website visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the website will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and the setup takes only two clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you purchase an SSL through our company or via a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encrypts the information that your website visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way instead of inputting your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through 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 moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.