If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the cash, 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
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from some other dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any information the visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a web browser, the Internet site will not display.