SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data which customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they input their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your website and will make it more attractive to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the additional 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 Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every shared hosting solution that we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you could protect the information of your clients and have a risk-free site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely 2 clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you buy an SSL through our enterprise or via a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encrypts the information that your website visitors submit, so your site will be secure without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP address. 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 highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.