If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make 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 will be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of typing your domain inside the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting services and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you get an SSL through our company or from a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encrypts the data that your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without having to spend any additional money for a dedicated IP. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of inputting your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.