If you'd like to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, 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 Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our shared hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any information that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way rather than entering your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated service. The setup is really basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just a few mouse clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be secure and any client will feel certain that their info will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.