If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your clients and have a risk-free website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with simply a few clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, and thus any info that site visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within a browser will not open your site.