SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data that customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your website and will make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every shared hosting solution that we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your clients and have a reliable site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you order an SSL through our business or through a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encodes the info your website visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without having to spend the additional money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.