If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data 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 online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any info that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way instead of entering your domain name within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is really easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of mouse clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any client will feel assured that their data will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.