If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. 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 when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not 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 Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting package we offer and no matter if the SSL is bought through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a few seconds and you will not need to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the information of your customers and have a reliable website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with simply several clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will perform in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a browser shall not open your website.