If you'd like to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee 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 when you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big profit, 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 Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from us or from another seller and regardless of the hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any info the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain in an Internet browser, the site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other dealer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secure and any customer will feel confident that their info will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.