Shared SSL IP
What is a shared SSL IP? How can you install an SSL certificate on this type of an IP?
If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you 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 person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is protected. Usually 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 income, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud web hosting
packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way instead of typing your domain
within the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting
and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you obtain an SSL via our enterprise or from a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encodes the information that your visitors submit, so your website will be protected without having to spend any additional funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way instead of entering your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.