If you wish to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will 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 website. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud hosting package we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not have to do anything by hand. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes merely a couple of clicks within the hosting CP irrespective if you buy an SSL via our company or from a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encrypts the info which your visitors submit, so your website shall be secure without having to spend the extra money for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to typing your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.