If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current 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 services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will 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 site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the website hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any information that the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the site won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other supplier with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is extremely easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any client will feel assured that their information shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.