If you'd like to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee 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 literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the money, 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 cloud hosting plan we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you choose 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 do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything yourself. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the data of your clients and have a reliable website without the additional 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 purchased through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a few mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts considering that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secured and any customer will feel assured that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.