If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each shared website hosting
solution that we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a few seconds and you won't need to do anything by hand. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the data of your customers and have a secure website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you could use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus once you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain name
or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL will work in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL within a browser shall not open your Internet site.