If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll 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, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will 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 cost may matter when you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting plans, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. As our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable website without having to spend extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes just 2 clicks within the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you purchase an SSL through our company or through a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encrypts the data which your website visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without having to spend any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, 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 name. We also 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 instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.