SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information which customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they input their credit card information, the data shall 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 raise the safety of your site and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the capital, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services as 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 Shared Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared website hosting plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this function you could protect the information of your clients and have a reliable site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes just two mouse clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you buy an SSL via our enterprise or through a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the information which your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way instead of entering your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.