SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info that customers submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall 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 increase the security of your website and will make it more attractive to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use of our services since 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 Cloud Web Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud web hosting package we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you can protect the data of your customers and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is incredibly basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of mouse clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secured and any customer will feel confident that their data will be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.