If you would like to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore 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 will be a guarantee that the data is secure. 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 in case you run a small online shop, 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 Web Hosting

Given that we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting plans, you can easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference will be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. Since our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a risk-free and reliable website without having to spend extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with just a couple of clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your Internet site.