If you would like to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a 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 current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic 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 will be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single website hosting solution that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be identical. With this function you can protect the info of your clients and have a secure website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with merely several clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way once 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 thus any information that site visitors submit on your Internet 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 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL in a browser will not open your Internet site.