If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and clients 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 revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way rather than inputting your domain name in the world-wide web browser URL bar.