If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a site 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 actual content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information 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 run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the website hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any info that the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain in a browser, the site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely several clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secured and any client will feel assured that their info will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.