If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients 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 expense may matter when you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you could protect the data of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other supplier with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is incredibly basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel confident that their info shall be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.