If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the money, 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
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting
packages, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Given that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the moment it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a secure and reliable site without spending extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you could use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs 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 the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain name
or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, and so any info that website visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL will function in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your website.