Shared SSL IP
What's a shared SSL IP? How to install an SSL certificate on such an IP?
SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info that clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting
packages, you can easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with only a few mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. As our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it is issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you could have a protected and trustworthy site without spending extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers
and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you buy an SSL through our business or via a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encrypts the info which your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without spending the additional funds for a dedicated IP. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's 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 acquired through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.