SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that 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 buy services and products online and they enter their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact 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 Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from another vendor and regardless of the hosting package that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any data which the website visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name within an Internet browser, the website won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper performance 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.