If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed 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 present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big income, 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from us or from another vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any info that the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with simply several clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any data that website visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will work in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL within a web browser will not open your website.