SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information that clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your site and shall make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services as our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. As our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you could have a risk-free and reliable site without having to spend more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with merely a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL shall work in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser won't open your site.