If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is 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 shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud website hosting package we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a secure Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, so any information that site visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser will not open your Internet site.