Shared SSL IP
What is a shared SSL IP? How can you install an SSL certificate on this type of an IP?
SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the safety of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the money, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting
plans, you can very easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a couple of clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference will be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Since our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the moment it is issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a protected and trustworthy website without having to spend more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated plans
and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel regardless if you get an SSL from our business or from a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the info that your site visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than keying in your domain name
. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.