SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info which clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and shall make it more appealing to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're 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 since our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You will 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 arrange automatically and you won't need 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 set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way rather than inputting your domain within the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated service and the setup takes just a couple of clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you purchase an SSL via our business or through a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the information that your visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than keying in your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP rather than 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.