If you would like to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic 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 shall be an assurance that the info is secure. 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 manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the funds, our cloud 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 shared hosting plan which we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be identical. With this feature you can protect the info of your clients and have a reliable site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other dealer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is really basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.