If you wish to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so 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 information is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the cloud website hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any info that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain in an Internet browser, the Internet site won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is really easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts given that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secure and any client will feel certain that their data shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.