If you wish to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that 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 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. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way instead of entering your domain in the web browser URL bar.