SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by making use 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 Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the web hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any information that the website visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain within a web browser, the site will not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with simply several mouse clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will 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 website visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser won't open your website.