SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which clients submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the 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 site and will make it more inviting to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you can avoid the added expense by making use 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 Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single website hosting package we offer and no matter if the SSL is bought through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything by hand. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you can protect the info of your customers and have a secure website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated services and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you purchase an SSL from our business or via a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encodes the information your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than keying in your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.