SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information that customers submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they enter their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any details that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it this way instead of typing your domain inside the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated service and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks within the hosting Control Panel regardless if you obtain an SSL from our business or via a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the data your website visitors submit, so your website shall be secure without having to spend the additional money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to entering your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.