SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info which clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they enter their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your site and will make it more inviting to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services since 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 Web Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the web hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the website won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any data that website visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL shall work in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser shall not open your Internet site.