If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee 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 actual content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting
plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any information that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name
inside the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting
account, you could use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, so any data that website visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will work in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser won't open your website.