If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud web 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 could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any data the visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a browser, the Internet site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated services. The setup is very basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.