If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't 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 Cloud Web Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any information that the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the Internet site won't appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes just a couple of mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel regardless if you purchase an SSL through our business or from a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the information that your website visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to typing your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.