SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info which customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and will make it more inviting to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest 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 money, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services given that 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 Web Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any info that the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the Internet site will not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, and so any data that site visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL shall work in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL in a browser won't open your Internet site.