If you'd like to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, 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
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting solution which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything personally. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a secure Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other dealer with any one of our semi-dedicated service. The setup is really simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site will be protected and any client will feel certain that their information will be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.