If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any info that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way as opposed to inputting your domain name inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with just a couple of clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser won't open your website.