If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present 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 products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally 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 manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the website hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain in an Internet browser, the website shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other supplier with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is extremely simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only a few clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secure and any client will feel assured that their data will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't affect 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.