SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data that users submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and will make it more inviting to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the capital, you'll be able to 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every website hosting
plan that we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing 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 aside from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you can protect the data of your customers and have a secure site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated plans
and the setup takes only a couple of clicks within the hosting Control Panel no matter if you get an SSL through our enterprise or through a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the info which your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way instead of inputting your domain name
. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.