If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big profit, 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 Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our shared website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way instead of entering your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional 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 or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will work in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within a browser will not open your website.