SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information that customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally 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'll be able to avoid the extra 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 Cloud Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose 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 two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way instead of typing your domain within the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes just two mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you order an SSL via our business or through a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the information which your site visitors submit, so your website will be protected without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way rather than inputting your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.