If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option 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, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any info which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site will not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated services and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you get an SSL through our company or via a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encodes the information that your site visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to entering your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address 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.