If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this 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 will 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, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big income, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting plans, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Due to the fact that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the moment it is issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a secure and trustworthy website without having to spend extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks within the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you purchase an SSL via our business or through a third-party provider. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encrypts the data which your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without spending the additional funds for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than inputting your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.