SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information that users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by taking advantage 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 Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our shared web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way rather than entering your domain inside 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 servers and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel no matter if you purchase an SSL via our enterprise or from a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the data that your site visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way rather than inputting your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP 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.