SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information which customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed 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 better use for the capital, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as 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 Website Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single cloud website hosting solution we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick 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 matter of seconds and you'll not have to do anything by hand. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the info of your customers and have a reliable website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks within the hosting Control Panel no matter if you obtain an SSL from our business or from a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the information that your website visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to keying in your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.