SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data which users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and will make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by making use of our services as our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only 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 information that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way instead of entering your domain name within the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is quite basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any client will feel confident that their info shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.