SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information that users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your site and shall make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way instead of typing your domain name inside the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with merely several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL shall function in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser will not open your site.