If you wish to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the cloud web hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any information that the website visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain in an Internet browser, the website won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, so any information that visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will work in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a web browser won't open your site.