If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you'll 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 person intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, therefore 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'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any data which the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain within a browser, the site shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is very basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and work since you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any client will feel confident that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.