If you want to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big revenue, 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 Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each shared web hosting plan we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your clients and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with only several clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, and so any info that visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will work in the exact same way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL within a browser shall not open your site.