If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to 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 person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big profit, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain in 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, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with simply several mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, and thus any information that website visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL shall function in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL in an Internet browser won't open your Internet site.