If you wish 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 used to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, 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 Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes just a couple of clicks within the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you purchase an SSL via our company or via a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the information that your visitors submit, so your site will be secure without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way rather than inputting your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.