If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud 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 used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the website hosting package you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the Internet site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is incredibly easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just a few mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts as you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any client will feel assured that their info 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 cannot be used as a URL to access your site.