SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information which customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they input their credit card information, the data will 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 appealing to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the added 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 Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the shared web hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any data the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the Internet site won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes just 2 clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you buy an SSL from our company or from a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the info which your visitors submit, so your site shall be protected without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way rather than keying in your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.