If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud website 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 employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the website hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any information the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service. The setup is quite basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts since you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secure and any client will feel certain that their data will be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.