If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for 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 individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, 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 employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the shared hosting package
you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name
within a browser, the website shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting
account, you could use this option with only a couple of clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL in a browser won't open your Internet site.