Shared SSL IP
Discover what a shared SSL IP is and exactly how you can use one to promptly put in place an SSL certificate.
If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus 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 a guarantee that the info is protected. Normally 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 when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared web hosting package we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be identical. With this function you could protect the data of your clients and have a secure website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.