SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info 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 type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact 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 Shared Website Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from us or from a different vendor and regardless of the shared website hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site will not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes just two clicks within the hosting Control Panel no matter if you get an SSL from our business or from a third-party provider. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the data which your site visitors submit, so your website will be secure without spending the extra funds for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way instead of entering your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP instead of 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.