SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info which customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they input their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you run 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 money, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services since 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 Cloud Web Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single cloud web hosting solution we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could 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 few seconds and you'll not have to do anything yourself. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site 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 shall be identical. With this feature you could protect the info of your clients and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is incredibly easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be protected and any customer will feel confident that their info shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.