SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info which users submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall 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 increase the security of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small 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 given 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
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the cloud web hosting package that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the site shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes only two mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you get an SSL from our business or from a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encrypts the info your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without spending the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way instead of typing your domain name. In addition, 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 moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.