SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information which users submit on an Internet site. If they input 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 server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your website and shall make it more attractive to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given that 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 Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from another seller and regardless of the hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any info the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain within a web browser, the website shall not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, so any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL will work in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser shall not open your website.