If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual 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, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is protected. Typically 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 if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the cloud website hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any information that the website visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain within a web browser, the website shall not appear.