SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information which clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they input their credit card details, 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 increase the safety of your website and shall make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by making use of our services given that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from us or from a different seller and regardless of the cloud web hosting package that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any info that the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name within a web browser, the Internet site shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is extremely simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely several mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work as you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secured and any customer will feel certain that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.