If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee 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 real content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter when you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make 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 Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional mouse 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 info that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain name within the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, so any info that visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser won't open your website.