SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data that customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they type in 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 Internet site and will make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the additional expense by making use of our services due to the fact that 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any data that the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any info that site visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in a browser won't open your Internet site.