SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information that users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall 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 safety of your website and will make it more attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each web hosting package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your customers and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with merely a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, and so any info that site visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser won't open your Internet site.