If you wish to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every website hosting plan we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you could protect the data of your clients and have a reliable site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is extremely basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few mouse clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any customer will feel certain that their info will be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the proper performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.