SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data which clients submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage 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 Cloud Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud website hosting solution we offer and no matter if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be identical. With this function you could protect the data of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, and so any info that visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the exact same way no matter 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 inside a browser won't open your website.