If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode 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 present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, 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 Shared Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every shared hosting plan we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you could protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is very simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work as 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 on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any client will feel assured that their data will be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the proper performance 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 site.