SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data that customers submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety 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, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services as 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 Web Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting
plans, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the moment it's issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a risk-free and trustworthy Internet site without spending extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers
and the setup takes only 2 clicks within the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you obtain an SSL via our company or via a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the info which your website visitors submit, so your website will be protected without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain
. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.