If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, 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, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will 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 Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big profit, 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from another retailer and regardless of the shared hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data which the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a browser, the Internet site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other dealer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is extremely simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of mouse clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts given that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any client will feel certain that their info shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.