If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting packages, you can very easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable site without spending extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL will function in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your website.