If you want to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big profit, 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 Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the hosting plan which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any data which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the site shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is incredibly simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any client will feel confident that their data will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.