If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting package you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data which the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the website won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other supplier with any of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is very basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just several mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secure and any customer will feel confident that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.