SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information that customers submit on an Internet site. If they input 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 will 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 protection of your site and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you can avoid the extra 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 Web Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting plans, you can very easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Due to the fact that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically as soon as it's issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and trustworthy site without spending more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes just two clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you obtain an SSL from our company or through a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encrypts the info your website visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.