If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current 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 products and services online and clients submit credit card details, 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 website. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big income, so to save you the cash, 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

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each shared hosting solution we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you could protect the data of your clients and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with simply a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any info that visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL shall function in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL in an Internet browser won't open your Internet site.