SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info that users submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to 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 Shared Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from another retailer and regardless of the shared hosting package that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site will not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated packages. The setup is really simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely several mouse clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secured and any customer will feel assured that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.