If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big income, 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 Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP 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 necessary info for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way rather than typing your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with only a few clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, and thus any data that site visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser will not open your site.