If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, 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, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, 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 Cloud Hosting

Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting solutions, you can easily 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, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Given that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically as soon as it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a protected and trustworthy Internet site without spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with only a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and thus any information that visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL will perform in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL in an Internet browser shall not open your Internet site.