If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person 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 actual content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card information, 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 Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the web hosting service that you have on our end. If you get 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. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any information which the visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the website will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with simply several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any info that site visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL will function in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL within a browser will not open your Internet site.