If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed 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 operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to typing your domain in the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only 2 clicks inside the hosting Control Panel regardless if you obtain an SSL through our company or through a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encrypts the data your site visitors submit, so your site shall be protected without spending the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way instead of typing your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.