If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting plans, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Since our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a secure and reliable Internet site without spending more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is incredibly simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be secure and any customer will feel certain that their data shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.