If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall 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 website. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the shared hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy 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 need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any information the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the site won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated service and the setup takes only 2 mouse clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you get an SSL via our company or through a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the info which your site visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than keying in your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.