If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting packages, you can very easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. As our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the moment it is issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you could have a risk-free and reliable website without having to spend more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other supplier with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any client will feel confident that their info will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.