If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a website 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 existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, 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

Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting plans, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Due to the fact that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a risk-free and trustworthy site without spending extra cash for that.

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'll be able to use this option with simply a few clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, so any info that website visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall function in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within a web browser won't open your website.