If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every cloud website hosting solution that we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you could protect the information of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only 2 clicks inside the hosting CP regardless if you buy an SSL through our enterprise or via a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encodes the data that your visitors submit, so your site shall be protected without having to spend the extra money for a dedicated IP. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to entering your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.