If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, 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 a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is secure. 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 store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, 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 Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way rather than typing your domain within the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks in the hosting CP no matter if you buy an SSL from our business or through a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the info that your website visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way instead of entering your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.