If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee 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 store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, 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 Web Hosting

As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting plans, you can easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with only several clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you can 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 set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference will be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your site. Given that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically once it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a protected and reliable website without spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only a few clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, and so any info that site visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL in a web browser shall not open your Internet site.