If you wish to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual 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 authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is protected. 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 in case you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make 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 Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain in the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with only several clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser will not open your website.