If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information 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 when you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud 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 could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the shared web hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any data which the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the Internet site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated services and the setup takes only two mouse clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you obtain an SSL through our business or through a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the info which your visitors submit, so your site will be protected without having to spend the additional money for a dedicated IP. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way instead of inputting your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.