If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, 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 Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared web hosting plan we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in case 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'll be able to protect the data of your clients and have a reliable website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other dealer with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is incredibly easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely a few mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secured and any customer will feel confident that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.