If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information 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 expense may matter when you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big income, 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 Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the hosting service
which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info that the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain
within an Internet browser, the site shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting
and the setup takes only 2 mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you obtain an SSL through our business or through a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the info your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without spending the additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.