SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information that users submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally required for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the capital, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud website hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a reliable Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other supplier with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is very easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work considering that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be protected and any customer will feel assured that their information will be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.