If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data 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 run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from another retailer and regardless of the web hosting package that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any information that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the Internet site won't appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is extremely simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secure and any customer will feel assured that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.