SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information which clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and will make it more attractive to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our shared hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way instead of typing your domain inside the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with only a couple of clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, so any information that website visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will work in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser won't open your site.