SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information which users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your site and will make it more inviting to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you can avoid the added expense by making use of our services given that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all our shared web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way rather than typing your domain name inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes only a couple of clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you order an SSL through our company or via a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encodes the data that your visitors submit, so your website shall be secure without having to spend any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way instead of entering your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.