SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info that customers submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they type in their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and shall make it more inviting to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is typically required for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services as 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 Cloud Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting plans, you can very easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Due to the fact that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically as soon as it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable site without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting services and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you buy an SSL through our enterprise or via a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the info that your visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of entering your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.