If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big profit, so to save you the money, 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 shall be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it this way rather than inputting your domain in the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other supplier with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is extremely basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several mouse clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts as you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secured and any client will feel confident that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the proper performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.