SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information that users submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they input their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that 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 attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed 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 could find better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by making use of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every website hosting plan we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be the same. With this function you can protect the info of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with only a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and thus any data that website visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL will work in the same exact way no matter 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 in a browser will not open your site.