If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a 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 present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus 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 will be an assurance that the data 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 cost may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the website hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info that the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain within a web browser, the site won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only two mouse clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you buy an SSL via our enterprise or from a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the information that your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without spending the extra money for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way rather than typing your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.