SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info that customers submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your website and will make it more inviting to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you can avoid the extra expense by making use of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way as opposed to entering your domain within the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with merely a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, and so any info that visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL within a browser won't open your website.