SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information which users 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 type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your website and will make it more attractive to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you can avoid the additional expense by making use of our services due to the fact that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every shared hosting
plan we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything manually. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a reliable Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers
and the setup takes just a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you buy an SSL via our company or from a third-party provider. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the info your visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of typing your domain
. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained 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 shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.