If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from another retailer and regardless of the shared web hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, so 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 and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any data the visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within a browser, the site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any info that visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your Internet site.