If you would like to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually 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 run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big revenue, 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

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting plan you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any information that the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name within a browser, the Internet site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes just a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you buy an SSL through our enterprise or through a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the information which your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without having to spend the extra funds for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to entering your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.