SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data which 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 input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your site and will make it more appealing to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. If you manage 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 money, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services since 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 Website Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting solutions, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. Due to the fact that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the instant it is issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a protected and trustworthy website without having to spend extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, so any data that website visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL in a browser won't open your website.