SSL Install w/ Dedicated IP
$50.00 / year and a $50.00 sign-up fee
I will install your SSL and assign a Dedicated IP to your site. A dedicated IP is required if you wish to install an SSL on your site. This provides an extra layer of security for your customers data as well as other advantages.
What is an SSL?
An SSL is a security certificate that verifies to your customers that their data is secured. An SSL is required if you wish to process transactions directly on your website without the customer having to leave your site for processing. An SSL can boost your search engine rankings as well.
Advantages of a Dedicated IP
OH Press customers only share with other OH Press customers, however, a Dedicated IP is required if you wish to install an SSL. If you don’t use an SSL, I won’t recommend a Dedicated IP, but here’s some information for you to consider.
Dedicated IP addresses are very exclusive and secure, while shared IP addresses are not. Most domain names share their IP addresses with hundreds of domain names. Therefore, if one domain name causes issues, all of the domain names can be impacted. Some search engines or ISPs will penalize an IP address if one of its domain names sends spam email. With a Dedicated IP, you can avoid the disadvantages that come with sharing your IP address.
Some experts say having a Dedicated IP can boost search engine ranking results. This indicates to search engines that you do not share an IP with any other website, as is the case with most hosting. Search engines like unique addresses because your domain name isn’t associated with or connected to other domain names. Sites with dedicated IP addresses are believed to do better in the search engine results. I haven’t seen any conclusive evidence this is true so it is also believed by some experts to be a myth. I don’t know for sure about a Dedicated IP, but having an SSL does boost your SEO ranking.