If you'd like to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual 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 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 manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big revenue, 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 Website Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase 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 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain name inside the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, and thus any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall function in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL in an Internet browser won't open your Internet site.