If you'd 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 that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Usually 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 manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, 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 Shared Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each shared hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you could protect the info of your clients and have a reliable website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with simply a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any data that website visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL within a web browser shall not open your site.