If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter when you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from a different seller and regardless of the hosting service
you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any data the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain
inside a web browser, the site will not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting
and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel regardless if you buy an SSL through our company or from a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the information which your website visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to entering your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.