If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that 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 data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is secure. 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 online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make 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 Hosting

Given that we offer SSL certificates with our hosting solutions, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference will be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Given that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a protected and trustworthy website without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting CP no matter if you buy an SSL from our enterprise or via a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encodes the data which your visitors submit, so your website will be secure without having to spend the extra cash for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.