If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information 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 when you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the money, 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 will be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select 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 mouse clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any info that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured 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 attempt to access it that way instead of entering your domain name in the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with only several clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, and so any data that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser won't open your website.