If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from another retailer and regardless of the shared web hosting package which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that 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 specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you buy 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 have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any info that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name within a web browser, the website will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is incredibly basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and work considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be secure and any client will feel certain that their data will be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the proper operation 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 website.