If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance 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 expense may matter if 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 funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way rather than typing your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes only two mouse clicks within the hosting Control Panel no matter if you buy an SSL via our business or via a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the info which your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without having to spend any additional cash for a dedicated IP. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to keying in your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.