If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, 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, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the money, 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from us or from another seller and regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any information that the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the Internet site shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes only a couple of clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you get an SSL via our company or via a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the info which your website visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP. 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 is unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.