SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information which customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they input their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and will make it more inviting to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the funds, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any data that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only a couple of clicks within the hosting Control Panel no matter if you purchase an SSL through our company or via a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the information that your site visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to typing your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.