SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data which clients submit on a website. If they type in 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 shall be exchanged with the 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 website and will make it more inviting to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you run a modest 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 funds, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each web hosting plan that we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not have to do anything manually. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you can protect the info of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and the setup takes merely 2 clicks within the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you buy an SSL through our business or from a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encrypts the information that your website visitors submit, so your site will be secure without having to spend any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way instead of entering your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.