If you want to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way instead of inputting your domain within the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with only a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, so any data that visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will perform in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL in a browser shall not open your site.