If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much 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 will be a guarantee that the data is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting service you have on our end. If you get 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 we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall 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 exact same way, so any info which the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain in a browser, the Internet site shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a few clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any customer will feel assured that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.