If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present 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 customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, 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
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared hosting
package that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you could protect the info of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you could use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain name
or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, and thus any info that website visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will work in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser will not open your Internet site.