If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any info 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 present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that 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
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting packages, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference will be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Since our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically as soon as it is issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you could have a protected and trustworthy site without having to spend more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through another vendor. 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. This way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall work in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser shall not open your website.