If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big profit, 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting package you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll come across 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. 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, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name within an Internet browser, the website won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with only a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, so any information that visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your site.