SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data that clients submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your site and will make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any data which the website visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the website won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes just two clicks inside the hosting Control Panel regardless if you get an SSL from our enterprise or from a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the data your site visitors submit, so your website will be secure without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.