SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info that customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they type in their credit card details, 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 heighten the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you could avoid the additional expense by making use 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 Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way instead of typing your domain within the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, so any information that site visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser won't open your site.