SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information which users submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small 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 taking advantage 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 Cloud Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will discover 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 which we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any data which the website visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain inside a web browser, the Internet site will not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you order an SSL through our company or from a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encodes the info that your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without spending the additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of typing your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.