If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not 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 Cloud Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain name in the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could 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 merely a few clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, and so any data that website visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL will function in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser won't open your Internet site.