If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, 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, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big income, 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from us or from some other vendor and regardless of the shared hosting package that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage 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, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a browser, the Internet site shall not appear.

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 2 mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you get an SSL via our company or via a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the information your site visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without having to spend the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to entering your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.