SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information that users 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 input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your site and will make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by making use 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 this option with all our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any info that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way rather than entering your domain within the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just a few mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work considering that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any client will feel confident that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.