SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information that customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your Internet site and will make it more inviting to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the funds, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting packages, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Given that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically as soon as it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a protected and reliable Internet site without spending extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only several clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, so any information that visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will perform in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser shall not open your website.