If you'd like to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the web hosting package that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data which the visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a web browser, the Internet site won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name 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 won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any client will feel assured that their information shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.