SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data which clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase 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, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by making use 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 Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud hosting solution that we offer and no matter if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not have to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be the same. With this function you could protect the info of your clients and have a reliable Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with simply several mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through another vendor. 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 the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall function in the same exact 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 inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser won't open your Internet site.