SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information that clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your website and will make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services due to the fact 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every website hosting
plan we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party firm. 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 can also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the data of your clients and have a secure site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers
and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you buy an SSL through our business or through a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encrypts the info that your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without having to spend the additional money for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way instead of keying in your domain
. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through 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 instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.