SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information that customers submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your site and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you could avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud web 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 will be able to use this option with all our shared hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain name within the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is extremely basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that 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 will be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.