If you wish to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any information 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 present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the money, 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
Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Since our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and reliable Internet site without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, so any info that visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser shall not open your Internet site.