SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information which clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your website and shall make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically needed for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with merely a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, so any info that visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL shall work in the exact same way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser will not open your Internet site.