If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any info that the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a browser, the website will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with merely a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, so any info that website visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL will perform in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside a browser will not open your website.