If you'd like to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Typically 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 in case you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single website hosting solution that we offer and no matter if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything manually. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a secure website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with just a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser shall not open your site.