SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten 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 extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use 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 Shared Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from a different vendor and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any info that the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a web browser, the website will not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes just two mouse clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you obtain an SSL through our company or via a third-party provider. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the data that your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to inputting 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 decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.