If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all our shared hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any info that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service. The setup is extremely simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely several clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be protected and any client will feel assured that their data will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.