If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they shall 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, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is protected. Normally 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 run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that 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 Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way rather than typing your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely two clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you obtain an SSL through our company or from a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encodes the info your website visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way rather than typing your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.