If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually 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 information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the funds, 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

You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it this way instead of entering your domain within the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a couple of clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any client will feel assured that their data shall be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.