SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data that users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they type in their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your site and will make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud website 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 employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the hosting plan you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any info which the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name in a web browser, the site will not display.
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 could use this option with merely a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, so any information that visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL in an Internet browser will not open your Internet site.