SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info which clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your website and will make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you could avoid the extra expense by making use of our services since 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 Cloud Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a few clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. As our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a protected and reliable site without having to spend extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with only several clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, and thus any data that site visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL shall function in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL in an Internet browser shall not open your Internet site.