SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data which customers submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they type in their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you could avoid the additional expense by making use of our services since 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 Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud website hosting package that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything manually. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the data of your clients and have a secure website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you order an SSL via our enterprise or from a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the data your website visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to typing your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.