SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information that clients submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your website and shall make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage 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 Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have 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 clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any data which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way instead of entering your domain within the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes just two mouse clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you purchase an SSL through our business or through a third-party provider. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the information your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without having to spend the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to typing your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.