SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information that customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money 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 limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every shared web hosting package that we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a few seconds and you will not need to do anything personally. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be identical. With this feature you could protect the info of your customers and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes only two mouse clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you buy an SSL from our company or via a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the info that your website visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way instead of typing your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.