SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info which clients 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, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your website and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services since 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 Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our cloud website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange 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 function requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way rather than entering your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with merely several clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL shall function in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser shall not open your website.