If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting packages, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to 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, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Due to the fact that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically as soon as it is issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and reliable site without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting services and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you buy an SSL through our company or via a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the data that your website visitors submit, so your site will be protected without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way rather than keying in your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.