If you would like to protect the info 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 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 real content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it that way rather than inputting your domain name in the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes only two clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you order an SSL via our business or through a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encodes the info that your visitors submit, so your site shall be protected without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way rather than entering your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.