If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any data 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 real content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, 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 expense may matter when you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the web hosting plan which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using 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 could save the money 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 data the website visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the Internet site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any info that website visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL will perform in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL in a web browser will not open your site.