If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information 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 present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every hosting solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website 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 exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the info of your clients and have a reliable Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, so any information that visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL shall work in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL within a web browser won't open your website.