SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info which customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your Internet site and will make it more inviting to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you can avoid the extra expense by making use 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 Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our shared web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to inputting your domain name inside the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes only a couple of clicks inside the hosting CP no matter if you obtain an SSL from our company or via a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the data your visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without spending the extra money for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than inputting your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.