If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, 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 authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is protected. 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 when you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our website hosting
plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way instead of entering your domain within the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you can use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, so any data that visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall function in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL in an Internet browser shall not open your Internet site.