If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. 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 run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud 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 can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the shared web hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain within a browser, the website won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with simply several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL shall work in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL in an Internet browser will not open your website.