If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall 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 website. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big profit, so to save you the money, 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 Web Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the cloud web hosting package you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall 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 which we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the Internet site will not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and the setup takes just two clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you obtain an SSL via our enterprise or through a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encodes the information which your visitors submit, so your website will be secure without spending the additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way instead of keying in your domain name. Additionally we 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 as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.