If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, 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 Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way rather than inputting your domain inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes just a couple of clicks in the hosting CP no matter if you purchase an SSL via our enterprise or via a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encodes the information your website visitors submit, so your site will be secure without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to entering your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.