If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

Given that we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting packages, you can quickly secure your site and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option will be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Given that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the moment it is issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you could have a protected and reliable website without having to spend more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, so any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall function in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside a browser won't open your Internet site.