SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data that customers submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is typically required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the capital, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details that website 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:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way rather than entering your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with just several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, and so any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL will function in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL in a web browser will not open your site.