SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info that users submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your website and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by making use 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 Website Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way instead of typing your domain name in the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is quite easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply several clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any customer will feel assured that their data will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.