SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info which users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the capital, 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 just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the shared website hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any information the website visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain in a browser, the website won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated services. The setup is quite basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of mouse clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.