SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information which users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they enter their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you could avoid the added 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the web hosting package you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any information the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes only 2 clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you buy an SSL from our business or through a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encodes the data your visitors submit, so your site shall be protected without having to spend any additional money for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to keying in 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 opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.