If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current 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 goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee 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 if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big profit, 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 Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any info which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way rather than typing your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other supplier with any of our semi-dedicated service. The setup is incredibly simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site will be secure and any client will feel certain that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.