If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services 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 required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the shared website hosting plan you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other supplier with any of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is incredibly easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several mouse clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work as you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any customer will feel assured that their info will be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.