SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info which clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your website and will make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services given 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud website hosting
plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be identical. With this feature you can protect the info of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other supplier with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans
. The setup is very simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name
or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be protected and any customer will feel assured that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.