If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much 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 information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the shared web hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any info that the website visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain within a web browser, the site won't appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only two clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you purchase an SSL through our business or via a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encrypts the info which your visitors submit, so your site will be protected without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to typing your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.