SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our hosting packages, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Since our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a protected and trustworthy website without having to spend more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with merely several mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, so any info that site visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser won't open your site.