If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall 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 in case you run 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 website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from a different retailer and regardless of the hosting plan that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name in a browser, the website shall not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is incredibly simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work since you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any customer will feel certain that their data will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.