SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info that clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you can avoid the extra expense by making use of our services due to the fact 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 Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of typing your domain name within the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you get an SSL from our company or through a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the info your visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way rather than entering your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.