SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data which customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your website and will make it more inviting to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that 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 Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any info that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way instead of typing your domain inside the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action required on your end, and so any information that website visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will function in the same exact way no matter 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 entering the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser will not open your site.