If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so 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 will be an assurance that the info 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 if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the cloud website hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen in 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 shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any information which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated plans. The setup is quite basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply several mouse clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any client will feel assured that their info shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper functioning 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.