If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big profit, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every website hosting plan we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything personally. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you could protect the info of your clients and have a reliable website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
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 dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services. The setup is very easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and work as you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any client will feel assured that their info will be protected given that using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.