SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your website and will make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small 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 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the web hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any information the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain in a browser, the site shall not display.