If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Usually 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 run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, 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 Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way instead of typing your domain within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks within the hosting Control Panel no matter if you purchase an SSL from our company or via a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encodes the data that your visitors submit, so your website will be secure without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way rather than typing your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.