If you want to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way instead of typing your domain name within the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes just a couple of clicks inside the hosting CP no matter if you purchase an SSL through our business or via a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the information which your website visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to entering your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.