If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually 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 information is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud web 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 address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the information of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated plans. The setup is extremely easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely several mouse clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site will be secure and any client will feel assured that their data will be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the proper performance 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 Internet site.