SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your site and will make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which 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 far better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name in the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with simply several mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, so any information that website visitors submit on your Internet site shall be protected. The SSL will work in the exact same way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL in a web browser shall not open your site.