SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information that customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as 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, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, and thus any information that website visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL in a web browser will not open your website.