SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information which customers submit on a website. If they enter 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 server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your website and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services since 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 Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting services and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you order an SSL from our business or from a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the info your website visitors submit, so your site will be protected without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to entering your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.