SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info which clients submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your site and shall make it more appealing to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. In case you manage 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'll be able to avoid the added expense by making use of our services since 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 Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting solutions, you can very easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with only several clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference will be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. As our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the instant it is issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a secure and reliable Internet site without having to spend extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with only a few clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus once you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, so any information that website visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will perform in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL in a web browser will not open your site.