SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information that users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your site and will make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, 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 Web Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting
plans, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your site. Due to the fact that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a risk-free and reliable website without having to spend extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting
and the setup takes just 2 clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you order an SSL from our business or via a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the data that your website visitors submit, so your site will be protected without spending the extra money for a dedicated IP. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way instead of inputting your domain name
. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.