If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every hosting solution which we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not have to do anything by hand. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes only two mouse clicks inside the hosting CP regardless if you order an SSL from our company or through a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encrypts the info your website visitors submit, so your site will be protected without having to spend the extra money for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way instead of keying in your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.