SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information which customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your Internet site and will make it more inviting to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud web 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 could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every cloud hosting solution we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a reliable site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, and thus any info that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a browser won't open your website.