If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our shared website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way rather than inputting your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, and thus any data that site visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL will work in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser shall not open your Internet site.