If you would like to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way instead of entering your domain name in the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you get an SSL through our business or from a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the data that your visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.