SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info that users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't 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 set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain name inside the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with merely several clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, so any information that website visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL will work in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside a browser won't open your Internet site.