SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the information that clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they input their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your website and will make it more appealing to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with only a few clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any information that website visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL will function in the exact same way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL within a web browser shall not open your website.