If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, 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 kind or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the cash, 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 Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order 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 a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any details which website 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:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way rather than inputting your domain name inside the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with simply a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, so any info that visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL will function in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your site.