If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any information 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 virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make 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 Cloud Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting plans, you can effortlessly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference will be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Due to the fact that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a secure and reliable website without having to spend extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you purchase an SSL through our company or from a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the information your site visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than entering your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.