If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info 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 expense may matter if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make 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 Cloud Web Hosting

Given that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting plans, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference will be that if somebody 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 shall be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a protected and trustworthy site without having to spend more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus once you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, so any info that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in a browser won't open your website.