If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our hosting plans, you can quickly secure your site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference will be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Due to the fact that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the moment it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a secure and reliable site without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated services and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you get an SSL from our business or via a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the information that your site visitors submit, so your site will be protected without having to spend any additional money for a dedicated IP. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to entering your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.