If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not 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 Cloud Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud web hosting plan that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the information of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with merely a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to 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 address shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, and thus any info that site visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL shall function in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your Internet site.