SSL, which stands short 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 acquire products and services online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall 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 protection of your Internet site and will make it more inviting to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services given that 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 Cloud Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud website hosting solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a few seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be the same. With this function you could protect the data of your clients and have a risk-free Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with merely several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and thus any information that visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL will work in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your Internet site.