SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information which users submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they enter their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your site and shall make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you could 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 Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each web hosting plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything by hand. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear if 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 function you can protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is very basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any customer will feel assured that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.