SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information which customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way rather than inputting your domain name inside the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes only two clicks within the hosting Control Panel no matter if you obtain an SSL from our company or from a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encrypts the data that your website visitors submit, so your website shall be secure without having to spend the extra money for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way instead of keying in your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.