If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big income, so to save you the money, 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

You will be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any information that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain in the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any of our semi-dedicated hosting service. The setup is really simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely several clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be secure and any client will feel assured that their info will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't affect 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.