If you want to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site 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 present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is protected. 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 when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting package you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the website will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes only two mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you buy an SSL from our enterprise or from a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encodes the data that your visitors submit, so your website will be protected without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way rather than typing your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.