SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info which clients submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they enter their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you can avoid the added expense by making use of our services as our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the shared website hosting service
that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain
in a web browser, the website won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers
and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks in the hosting CP no matter if you purchase an SSL through our business or through a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the info your site visitors submit, so your site shall be protected without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to typing your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.