SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info which customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they input their credit card information, the data will 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 raise the security of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact 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
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from a different vendor and regardless of the shared hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any information which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the website shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with merely a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your Internet site shall be protected. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser shall not open your website.