If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a website 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, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any info which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way rather than typing your domain inside the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes just two mouse clicks in the hosting CP no matter if you order an SSL through our company or from a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the data which your visitors submit, so your site will be protected without having to spend the extra money for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way rather than entering your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through 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 minute the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.