If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way rather than typing your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is really basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you'll be able to pick 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 will save you time and work given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any client will feel assured that their information will be protected given that using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.