SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data which customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your website and shall make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud 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 could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single shared hosting plan we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything personally. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with just a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any info that site visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL shall do the job in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser won't open your website.