SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info which customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data will 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 safety of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services given that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the data of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other dealer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is really simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any customer will feel assured that their info will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.