If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't 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 Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared website hosting
solution that we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this feature you could protect the info of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you'll be able to use this option with just several mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and thus any information that website visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser won't open your website.