If you'd like to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. 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 when you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every cloud web hosting
solution that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
and the setup takes just two clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you buy an SSL via our company or from a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the information which your site visitors submit, so your website will be secure without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to entering your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.