SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data which customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your website and shall make it more inviting to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as 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 Cloud Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting solution we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything yourself. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you could protect the data of your customers and have a reliable site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other dealer with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is quite basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be protected and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.