SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data that users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they enter their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every shared website hosting solution we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything by hand. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes only a couple of clicks inside 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 in terms of how the certificate operates or encodes the data which your visitors submit, so your site will be protected without having to spend the extra money 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 anyone shall ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of entering your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.