SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your website and will make it more appealing to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services since 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 Shared Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any data which the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a web browser, the website won't appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, so any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will function in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL in a browser won't open your Internet site.