If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much 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 information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, 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

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 just a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference will be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Since our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically once it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and trustworthy site without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with just a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any information that visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will work in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser shall not open your Internet site.