If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee 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 virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is protected. Typically 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 manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big revenue, 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 Cloud Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single cloud website hosting
package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could 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 couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the data of your clients and have a risk-free Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you can use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain name
or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be protected. The SSL will do the job in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser shall not open your website.