SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data that clients submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they type in their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your website and will make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you could avoid the additional expense by making use 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 Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our shared hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way instead of entering your domain name in the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is very easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secured and any customer will feel certain that their info shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.