If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information 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 pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big profit, 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 Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting plans, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference will be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. Since our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically as soon as it is issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a secure and reliable Internet site without having to spend extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other supplier with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is incredibly basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any customer will feel confident that their data will be protected given that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.