If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, 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 real content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not 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 Website Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud website hosting plan which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything yourself. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a reliable site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and work as you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel certain that their info will be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.