If you would like to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure 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 literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, 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 Cloud Website Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall 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 function requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any info which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is very simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any client will feel confident that their data shall be protected given that using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.