SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info which users submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is typically required for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by making use of our services due to the fact 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 Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with merely several clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, so any information that website visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL shall function in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a browser shall not open your site.