If you want to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so 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 a guarantee that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big profit, 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 Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single shared hosting package we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you could protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any customer will feel assured that their data shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate operation 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 Internet site.