If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, 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, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way as opposed to typing your domain name within the world-wide web browser URL bar.