SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information which clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they type in their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your site and will make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you could avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services since 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any data the site visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain in a web 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 and the setup takes merely two clicks within the hosting Control Panel no matter if you get an SSL through our company or via a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encodes the info which your visitors submit, so your site will be protected without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to keying in your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.