SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info that clients submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services 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 shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your website and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services as 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 shall be able to use this option with all our website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way rather than typing your domain name inside the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and the setup takes merely a couple of mouse clicks within the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you obtain an SSL through our company or through a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encrypts the information that your site visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without having to spend any additional funds for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way rather than inputting your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.