SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info which customers submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they enter their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your website and shall make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by making use of our services given that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud website hosting package that we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything by hand. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you could protect the info of your clients and have a reliable site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with only a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, so any info that site visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL will work in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser shall not open your site.