If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a 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 practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the shared web hosting plan you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any information the visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a web browser, the Internet site will not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is incredibly easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work since you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any client will feel confident that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.