If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so 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 will be an assurance that the information is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each web hosting solution we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick 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 few seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work as you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any client will feel certain that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.