If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any data 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 current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate 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 Cloud Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting
packages, you can very easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. Due to the fact that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and reliable website without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you could use this option with just a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain
or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, and so any data that website visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL will do the job in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL in a web browser shall not open your site.