If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode 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 current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every cloud web hosting package that we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you can protect the info of your clients and have a reliable Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your website.