Shared SSL IP
What's a shared SSL IP? How one can install an SSL certificate on this type of an IP?
If you want to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, 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 our cloud web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way instead of entering your domain within the Internet browser URL bar.