SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information which users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info that the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site will not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other supplier with any of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is very easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be protected and any client will feel assured that their data shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.