If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site 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 existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and 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 a guarantee that the information 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 when you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain name in the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and the setup takes just 2 clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you buy an SSL through our business or from a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encodes the information your website visitors submit, so your site shall be protected without spending the extra funds for a dedicated IP. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.