If you want to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info 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 cost may matter in case you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't 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 Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the cloud website hosting service
which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any info that the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain
within a web browser, the website won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers
and the setup takes merely a couple of clicks in the hosting CP no matter if you get an SSL from our enterprise or through a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encodes the data which your site visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without having to spend any additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The only 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 quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought 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 instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.