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

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from some other dealer and regardless of the hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which 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 specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data that the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just a couple of clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address 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 information that visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall function in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one 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.