SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which clients submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they input their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your site and shall make it more attractive to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every website hosting plan that we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a few seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is extremely simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely several clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secured and any client will feel confident that their info will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.