If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. 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 shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our shared hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way instead of inputting your domain name within the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with just a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus once you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will function in the same exact 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 typing the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser shall not open your website.