If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall 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 type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Usually 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 web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way instead of inputting your domain within the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, so any information that website visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL shall work in the same exact way regardless 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 within a browser shall not open your Internet site.