SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info which clients submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they input their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by making use of our services since our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any details that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way rather than typing your domain in the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting services and the setup takes just two mouse clicks inside the hosting CP no matter if you buy an SSL from our company or through a third-party provider. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the information which your site visitors submit, so your website will be secure without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way instead of inputting your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.