SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information that customers submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services due to the fact that 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the website hosting package which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any info which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in a web browser, the website will not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you obtain an SSL via our business or through a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the information your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.