SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data which clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they input their credit card info, the data will 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 safety of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case 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 much better use for the funds, you can avoid the additional 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 Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you obtain 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 function requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any info which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only a few clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL in a browser won't open your website.