If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big income, so to save you the funds, our cloud 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 can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from another retailer and regardless of the cloud web hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any information which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely several clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secure and any client will feel assured that their info shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.