SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info that users submit on a website. If they enter 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 shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and will make it more inviting to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud website 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 could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every cloud hosting package we offer and no matter if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the information of your customers and have a secure website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes only 2 mouse clicks within the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you purchase an SSL via our business or from a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate operates 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 one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way rather than keying in your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.