SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information which customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they enter their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you could avoid the extra expense by making use of our services given that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from us or from another vendor and regardless of the website hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain inside a web browser, the site won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with just a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any data that website visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will work in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL in a web browser won't open your website.