If you wish to protect the info which 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 encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that 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 Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the cloud web hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the website will not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with only a few clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your site.