If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, 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 real content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big income, so to save you the funds, 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 get it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting plan you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall find 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 selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, so 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 will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any information the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the Internet site shall not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is really easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secure and any customer will feel assured that their data will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.