SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data that customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's normally needed for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting solutions, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference will be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Given that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it is issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a secure and trustworthy Internet site without spending extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, so any info that website visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser shall not open your website.