If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every shared website hosting solution we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you will not need to do anything by hand. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your customers and have a secure website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, so any data that visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL will work in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser won't open your Internet site.