If you wish to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, 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 authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud hosting solution we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be identical. With this feature you can protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes just 2 clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you purchase an SSL through our company or through a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encrypts the data that your website visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to typing your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.