If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to 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'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any data which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to inputting your domain within the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated services and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you get an SSL through our enterprise or via a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encodes the data that your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without having to spend the extra cash for a dedicated IP. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.