SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info that users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they input their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your website and will make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you could avoid the extra expense by making use of our services since our cloud 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
Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. As our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically once it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a secure and reliable website without having to spend extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with merely a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will perform in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your website.