If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they shall 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, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, 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 Website Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting packages, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Due to the fact that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically as soon as it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a secure and reliable site without having to spend extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes only 2 mouse clicks inside the hosting CP no matter if you obtain an SSL through our enterprise or via a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encodes the info which your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll 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 website in this way as opposed to typing your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered through 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 with no need for any action on your end.