If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll 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, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the website hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any data which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the site shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely a couple of mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel regardless if you purchase an SSL via our enterprise or through a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the information which your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to typing your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address as opposed to 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.