SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data that customers submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually 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 capital, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services given that 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 Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every shared website hosting package which we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your customers and have a reliable site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with merely a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, so any information that site visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL shall work in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser won't open your website.