If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure 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 literally impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make 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 Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any data which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way rather than entering your domain inside the web browser URL bar.