Shared SSL IP
Discover what a shared SSL IP is and just how you could use one to quickly set up an SSL certificate.
If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything yourself. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a secure site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.