If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a website 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 virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info 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 expense may matter in case you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every cloud website hosting
solution we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be identical. With this function you could protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers
and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you obtain an SSL through our enterprise or from a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the data your visitors submit, so your website will be secure without having to spend the extra funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain name
. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.