SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info that clients submit on a website. If they input 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, which means that an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest 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 capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage 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 Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select 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 mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way instead of typing your domain within the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with simply several clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action required on your end, and thus any information that site visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL will function in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser shall not open your site.