If you wish to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically 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 if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't 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 Cloud Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any info which the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain in an Internet browser, the site won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is very basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secured and any customer will feel confident that their data will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.