If you want to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, 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 authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every shared web hosting plan that we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you can protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes only 2 clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you purchase an SSL via our company or through a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encrypts the data your site visitors submit, so your website shall be secure without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to entering your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.