If you wish to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Typically 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 run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

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

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 can use this option with only a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any data that website visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL within a web browser shall not open your Internet site.