If you would like to protect the information 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 information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, 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 kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not 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 Shared Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all our shared hosting
plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any info that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way as opposed to inputting your domain
within the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting
and the setup takes just two mouse clicks within the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you obtain an SSL via our company or through a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encrypts the data that your visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than typing your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.