If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they shall 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 type or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud 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 vendor. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any data that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain name in the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes merely 2 clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you get an SSL from our business or from a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the information your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without having to spend any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to typing your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.