SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info which users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the money, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the web hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain inside a browser, the Internet site won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes merely 2 clicks within the hosting Control Panel no matter if you get an SSL from our enterprise or from a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the info your site visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without having to spend the additional money for a dedicated IP. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than entering your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.