SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information that clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they type in their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your site and shall make it more appealing to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that 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 Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be the same. With this function you could protect the info of your customers and have a reliable website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is extremely easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few mouse clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secure and any customer will feel confident that their information will be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.