If you would like to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall 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 kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is protected. Normally 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 online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the shared hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any info which the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the site shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secure and any client will feel assured that their info shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't 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 Internet site.