If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you obtain 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 set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any information that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name inside the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes merely two clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you obtain an SSL via our business or from a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the info that your visitors submit, so your website shall be secure without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way instead of entering your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.