SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info that customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your site and will make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any details that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way as opposed to entering your domain name inside the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks inside the hosting CP regardless if you buy an SSL from our business or through a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the data which your visitors submit, so your website shall be secure without having to spend the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way instead of keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired 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 as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.