If you'd like to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud website hosting package which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a risk-free site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel no matter if you purchase an SSL through our enterprise or through a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the information which your website visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way rather than entering your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.