If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit 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 clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way as opposed to entering your domain name in the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is very simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a few clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.