If you'd like to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any information 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 current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the website hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any info that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain inside a web browser, the website will not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you buy an SSL via our enterprise or through a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the information that your website visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without having to spend any additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of keying in your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.