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

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the cloud web hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any information which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain inside a web browser, the site won't display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service. The setup is extremely simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secured and any client will feel certain that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.