If you would like to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, 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 real content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate 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 Shared Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting packages, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option will be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Given that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the instant it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a protected and reliable site without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated service. The setup is quite easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few mouse clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any client will feel assured that their info shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate 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 website.