If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance 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 expense may matter when you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from another retailer and regardless of the cloud web hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain within a web browser, the Internet site will not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with merely several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in a browser won't open your Internet site.