SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your website and shall 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 have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage 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 Shared Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from another seller and regardless of the shared website hosting plan which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any information which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a web browser, the Internet site won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes just a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you get an SSL through our company or via a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the data that your site visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without spending the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way rather than entering your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.