SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info that clients 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 type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by making use of our services due to the fact that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way rather than entering your domain within the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other dealer with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is extremely basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only 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 is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be secured and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.