SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they type in their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the 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 will make it more appealing to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally 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 can find better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just 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 our shared website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any info which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, so any information that site visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser won't open your Internet site.