If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you manage 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 website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way rather than typing your domain within the world-wide 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 just two mouse clicks inside the hosting CP regardless if you get an SSL through our company or via a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the information your website visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of keying in your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.