If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a website 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 current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy 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 installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only 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 in this way rather than inputting your domain name within the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes merely a couple of mouse clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you purchase an SSL through our company or through a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the information that your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.