If you'd like to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between an Internet 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 current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is protected. Normally 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 manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything by hand. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your clients and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only two mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel no matter if you obtain an SSL through our enterprise or from a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encodes the data your site visitors submit, so your site will be secure without spending any additional money 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 is highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to typing your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.