SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info that clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra 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're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the money, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting packages, you can very easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Since our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically once it's issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a secure and trustworthy website without spending extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you order an SSL via our company or from a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the info which your visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way rather than keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.