If you'd like to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will 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, therefore 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 an assurance that the information is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not 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 Cloud Website Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting
solutions, you can effortlessly secure your site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Since our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically as soon as it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a risk-free and reliable site without spending extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting
account, you'll be able to use this option with just a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain
or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and thus any information that visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL will do the job in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser will not open your Internet site.