SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information which users submit on an Internet site. If they input 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 web 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 Internet site and will make it more inviting to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services given 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 Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the hosting service 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 Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any information the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the website will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way irrespective 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 entering the shared IP as a URL within a browser will not open your site.