SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information that clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as 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 Web Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our cloud web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain name within the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you purchase an SSL from our enterprise or via a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encrypts the data your site visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without having to spend the additional money for a dedicated IP. 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 unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way rather than inputting your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.