SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info which clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you could avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each website hosting solution that we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything personally. The one difference between employing a shared IP address 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 aside from that, everything will be the same. With this function you could protect the data of your clients and have a secure website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with only a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL shall do the job in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL in a web browser won't open your site.