If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode 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 current level of encryption makes it virtually 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 will be an assurance that the info 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 cost may matter in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, 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 Shared Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting solutions, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Due to the fact that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically once it is issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a protected and trustworthy site without spending extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply a few clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be protected and any client will feel certain that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.