If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big income, 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 Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any details that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way as opposed to inputting your domain in the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with only several clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, so any information that site visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL shall function in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL in an Internet browser will not open your website.