If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, 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 Cloud Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the information of your clients and have a reliable Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with merely a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also 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 will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL shall function in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL in an Internet browser shall not open your Internet site.