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

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single hosting plan we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you purchase an SSL through our business or via a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encodes the info your website visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending the additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way rather than entering your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.