If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that 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 data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you run 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 hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

Given that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting plans, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Since our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the moment it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and reliable website without spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is extremely basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any client will feel certain that their data shall be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.