SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information which users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and will make it more inviting to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, you could avoid the extra expense by making use 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 Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared hosting
package we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the information of your clients and have a reliable website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting
account, you'll be able to use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain name
or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any information that website visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL will perform in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only 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 Internet site.