SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information which clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and will make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use 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 Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way rather than typing your domain name within the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and the setup takes only a couple of clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you obtain an SSL through our company or through a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the information your website visitors submit, so your website will be protected without having to spend any additional money 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 is quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than typing your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.