If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big income, 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 Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our shared hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit 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 two additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way rather than inputting your domain name within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, so any info that site visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL shall perform 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 typing the shared IP as a URL in a web browser won't open your website.