SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information that customers submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your website and shall make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally required for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you can 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 Shared Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every shared web hosting plan we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your customers and have a reliable site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with only a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way 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, and so any info that website visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall work in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser will not open your Internet site.