If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website 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 existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, 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 Shared Website Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any information that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name within an Internet browser, the website won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with merely several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, so any info that site visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will perform in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL in a browser won't open your site.