If you wish to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any info 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 virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so 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 a guarantee that the info is protected. Normally 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 if you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from our company or from some other dealer and regardless of the shared web hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any information which the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the Internet site shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with just a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within a browser won't open your site.