If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. 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 if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, 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 used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from a different vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info which the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a browser, the site shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated service and the setup takes only 2 clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you buy an SSL from our enterprise or via a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encodes the info your site visitors submit, so your website will be protected without having to spend any additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than keying in your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.