SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info that customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the funds, you can avoid the added 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 Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select 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 adequate functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way rather than entering your domain inside the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is very easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just a couple of clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel assured that their info will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.