If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, 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 authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is secure. Normally 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 if you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not 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 Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this function you could protect the info of your clients and have a reliable website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes only two clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you purchase an SSL via our company or via a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encrypts the info your visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without having to spend any additional funds for a dedicated IP. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way rather than keying in your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.