If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you need 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 guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, 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, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter when you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big income, so to save you the funds, 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 Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud website hosting plan which we offer and no matter 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 may also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything yourself. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a reliable site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other supplier with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is very basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any client will feel confident that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.