If you would like to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data 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 cost may matter if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting solutions, you can very easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference will be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. As our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically as soon as it is issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and reliable website without having to spend more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting service and the setup takes only two mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel regardless if you obtain an SSL via our business or via a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encodes the information which your visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without having to spend any additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way instead of inputting your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.