If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big profit, 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 Shared Hosting

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

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other dealer with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secured and any customer will feel assured that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.