If you'd like to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally 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 a guarantee that the information is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you run 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 website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it that way as opposed to typing your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with only a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, so any info that site visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL shall work in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL within a web browser won't open your Internet site.