Shared SSL IP
Discover what a shared SSL IP is and exactly how you can use one to easily put in place an SSL certificate.
SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the info which users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data will 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 protection of your website and will make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you can avoid the added expense by making use of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our hosting
plans, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your site. As our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a secure and trustworthy website without having to spend extra cash for that.