SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information that clients submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they input their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your site and will make it more attractive to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically 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 funds, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every cloud hosting plan we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be identical. With this feature you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with just several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, so any info that visitors submit on your Internet site shall be protected. The SSL shall function in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL in a browser will not open your site.