SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and will make it more inviting to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you could avoid the additional expense by making use 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 Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data which the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain within a browser, the Internet site will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only two mouse clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you get an SSL through our company or via a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the info which your visitors submit, so your site shall be protected without having to spend the additional money for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way instead of typing your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.