If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our hosting packages, you can very easily 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 can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference will be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. As our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the moment it is issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a risk-free and trustworthy website without having to spend extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks within the hosting CP irrespective if you obtain an SSL from our enterprise or through a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encrypts the data which your visitors submit, so your website will be secure without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way rather than inputting your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.