SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data that clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your website and shall make it more inviting to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight 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 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 could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud web hosting solution we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you can protect the data of your customers and have a secure site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes merely a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you get an SSL via our company or via a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the data which your visitors submit, so your website shall be secure without spending the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.