If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting

Given that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting solutions, you can very easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. Due to the fact that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a protected and trustworthy website without spending more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel no matter if you obtain an SSL through our enterprise or via a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encodes the data that your website visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way instead of typing your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.