If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Usually 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 shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every website hosting solution which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything by hand. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you obtain an SSL from our business or through a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encrypts the data which your visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without spending the extra funds for a dedicated IP. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way instead of typing your domain. We also 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 will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.