SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information that customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your website and will make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you obtain 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 set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it that way rather than inputting your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated service and the setup takes only two clicks in the hosting CP no matter if you order an SSL via our enterprise or through a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the data your website visitors submit, so your website shall be secure without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of inputting your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.