If you would like to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for 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 will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing 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 services and products online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed 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 that doesn't generate a big revenue, 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 Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you order 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 only 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way rather than entering your domain name inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is incredibly basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work since you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any customer will feel assured that their info shall be protected given that using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.