If you would like to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when 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 cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting plans, you can quickly secure your site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, hence 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 this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your site. Due to the fact that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically as soon as it is issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you could have a protected and trustworthy website without spending extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, and so any info that visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser will not open your site.