If you want to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any information 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 current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, 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 expense may matter in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, 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 Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the shared hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any info the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain in a web browser, the Internet site shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is extremely simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of mouse clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts since you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secured and any customer will feel certain that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.