If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. 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 run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase 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 no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any information that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way rather than entering your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with merely several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, so any data that visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL in a browser won't open your website.