SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that 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 Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info which the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name within a browser, the site shall not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with just a couple of clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, so any data that website visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL will perform in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in an Internet browser won't open your site.