If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is secure. 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 store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big revenue, 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 Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the hosting plan
you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any data which the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name
within a browser, the site shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated plans
and the setup takes merely a couple of clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you get an SSL through our enterprise or through a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encrypts the data that your site visitors submit, so your website shall be secure without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than inputting your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.