SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data which customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they enter their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your website and shall make it more appealing to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of typing your domain inside 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 hosting. The setup is really basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any customer will feel assured that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.