If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single shared hosting
plan that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything manually. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
and the setup takes just a couple of clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you order an SSL through our enterprise or via a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the info your visitors submit, so your website shall be secure without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way rather than keying in your domain name
. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.