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 input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your website and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, you can avoid the additional expense by making use of our services as our cloud 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 shall be able to use this option with all our shared hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any information that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way instead of entering your domain name within the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely a couple of clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you buy an SSL from our enterprise or through a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encrypts the data that your website visitors submit, so your site shall be protected without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of inputting your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.