SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data which customers submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your site and will make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you could avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any info that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is incredibly simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely several mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any customer will feel certain that their data will be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.