If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big income, 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 could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from us or from another retailer and regardless of the shared hosting service
which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any information which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain
in a web browser, the Internet site will not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting
account, you can use this option with merely several clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL within a web browser will not open your website.