If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't need 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 installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way as opposed to inputting your domain within the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only two mouse clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you obtain an SSL through our company or through a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the data which your site visitors submit, so your website will be secure without spending the additional funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way instead of inputting your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.