SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products 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 heighten the safety of your site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you run 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 capital, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that 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 Web Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way rather than typing your domain name in the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with just a couple of clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action required on your end, so any info that visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser will not open your Internet site.