If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, 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 Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every shared web hosting plan which we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything by hand. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this feature you could protect the info of your clients and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is extremely basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any customer will feel confident that their data shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper 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.