If you want to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between an Internet 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 practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Normally 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 run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any data which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a web browser, the site won't display.