If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required 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 doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting solutions, you can easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference will be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Given that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the moment it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a protected and trustworthy website without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is very basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several mouse clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.