SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use of our services since 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 Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single hosting package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything yourself. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the data of your customers and have a secure site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is incredibly easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be protected and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.