If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between a website 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 existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting package that 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 CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any data that the site visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the website shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is really easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any customer will feel certain that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.