If you wish to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information 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 run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the money, 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, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any information that the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name within a browser, the website shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is very basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be protected and any client will feel confident that their data will be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.