SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information which clients submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your website and will make it more appealing to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services due to the fact that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our cloud web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of typing your domain name inside the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, so any info that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL in an Internet browser will not open your Internet site.