SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info which clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your website and shall make it more attractive to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is typically required for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you can avoid the extra expense by making use of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any info that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way instead of entering your domain inside the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, so any information that website visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL shall work in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser won't open your website.