SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information that clients submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you could avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any data the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain within a browser, the website won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, so any info that site visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will perform in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser won't open your site.