SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information which customers submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage 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 money, you can avoid the added expense by making use of our services as our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way instead of inputting your domain name within the web browser URL bar.
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 retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is very basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only a few mouse clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and work since you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any customer will feel confident that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.