SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info that clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your site and shall make it more attractive to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is typically required for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you can avoid the additional 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 Shared Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way instead of inputting your domain in the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with only a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and thus any info that website visitors submit on your Internet site shall be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL in an Internet browser shall not open your site.