If you'd like to protect the information which 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 website and its users as to ensure 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 literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every website hosting solution that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything yourself. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you could protect the information of your clients and have a secure website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated services and the setup takes merely a couple of mouse clicks inside the hosting CP regardless if you get an SSL from our business or via a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encrypts the information your site visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.