If you want to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you will require 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 data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter when 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 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 Shared Hosting

As we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting plans, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference will be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Since our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a protected and reliable site without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a few clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any info that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL will function in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL within a browser will not open your site.