SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data that customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find 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 only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from another vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any information which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the website shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with only a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, so any information that website visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser will not open your Internet site.