If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure 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 practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. 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 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 Cloud Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info that the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain in a web browser, the Internet site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside a browser will not open your Internet site.