If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big income, so to save you the funds, 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
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the shared website hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the site shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting services and the setup takes only a couple of clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you buy an SSL via our business or via a third-party provider. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encodes the data your site visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without spending any additional funds 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 anybody shall ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of inputting your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.