If you want to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is protected. Typically 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 in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't 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 Shared Website Hosting

As we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Due to the fact that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically as soon as it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and reliable site without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, and so any data that website visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will function in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser won't open your site.