If you would like to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is protected. Usually 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 online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, 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 Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every cloud hosting plan that we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The sole 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 rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be the same. With this feature you can protect the data of your clients 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 for an SSL obtained through us or through any other dealer with any of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is quite simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely a few clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any client will feel confident that their info will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.