SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information which users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they input their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you could avoid the additional expense by making use of our services since our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the shared web hosting plan you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data which the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a web browser, the site won't appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other supplier with any of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is quite easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any customer will feel confident that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.