SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info which users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact 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 Web Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the web hosting package that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any data which the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a web browser, the site won't appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is extremely basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be protected and any client will feel certain that their information will be protected given that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.