SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info that clients submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services 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 won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you can avoid the extra expense by making use of our services due to the fact that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our hosting plans, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. As our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a secure and reliable website without having to spend extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes merely 2 clicks in the hosting CP no matter if you purchase an SSL via our business or via a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encodes the info your website visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way rather than keying in your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.