If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used 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, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way rather than entering your domain name inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is incredibly easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and work considering that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secure and any customer will feel assured that their info shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.