SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data that users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they enter their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as 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 Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud website hosting solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this feature you can protect the data of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is extremely simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work since you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via 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 info will be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate performance 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 site.