If you want 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 info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. 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 manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting plans, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. Since our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically once it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a secure and reliable Internet site without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely two clicks within the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you buy an SSL via our business or via a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the info that your visitors submit, so your website will be secure without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way instead of typing your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.