SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the information that customers submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your website and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, 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 only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a few seconds and you will not need to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your clients and have a risk-free Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with only a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action required on your end, and thus any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside a browser will not open your Internet site.