SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info which users submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you have a modest 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 funds, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the shared web hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any info the website visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site will not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services. The setup is quite easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only a few mouse clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts since you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any customer will feel confident that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.