If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data 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 in case you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the cloud web hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any data the visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain in an Internet browser, the Internet site will not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is extremely basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts as you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any customer will feel assured that their info shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.