If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make 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 Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the shared web hosting package that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any information which the visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name in a web browser, the site won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with simply a few clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will function in the exact same way regardless 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 Internet site.