If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate 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 Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any details which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way rather than entering your domain within the 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 semi-dedicated hosting service. The setup is really basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply several mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be secure and any customer will feel assured that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.