If you wish to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally 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 when you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from some other vendor and regardless of the website hosting plan you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name within an Internet browser, the site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is quite easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only a couple of mouse clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel certain that their data shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.