If you want to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the website hosting package which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info which the website visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name within a web browser, the site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with just several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and thus any info that visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL will do the job in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser shall not open your website.