If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that 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 existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is protected. Usually 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 online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big profit, 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will 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 that we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any data that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain in an Internet browser, the Internet site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with simply several clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL shall work in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a browser shall not open your Internet site.