If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual 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 actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is secure. Typically 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 which doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each website hosting solution which we offer and no matter if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything yourself. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a reliable site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus once you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, and thus any data that website visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL will perform in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside a browser will not open your site.