If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual 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 actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select 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 required info for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to typing your domain name within the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other dealer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is incredibly easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts since you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any customer will feel confident that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.