SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data which clients submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your website and will make it more attractive to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you could avoid the extra expense by making use of our services given that 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 Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way rather than inputting your domain name in the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes only 2 clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you order an SSL from our enterprise or through a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encrypts the information that your website visitors submit, so your website will be protected without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to inputting your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.