If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, 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 Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way instead of typing your domain name in the browser URL bar.

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 could use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus once you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any data that site visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL in an Internet browser shall not open your Internet site.