SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info which customers 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 details, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given that 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 Cloud Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every cloud web hosting package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything personally. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes just a couple of clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you obtain an SSL via our company or through a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encodes the data that your website visitors submit, so your site will be secure without having to spend any additional funds for a dedicated IP. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way rather than keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.