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 that's a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee 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 literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance 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 in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make 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 Web Hosting

As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting packages, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only several clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. Due to the fact that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it is issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a risk-free and trustworthy site without having to spend extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with just several mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall work in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL within a web browser will not open your Internet site.