If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our hosting packages, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. As our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically once it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a secure and trustworthy Internet site without spending extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, so any data that website visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser will not open your website.