If you wish to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is protected. Normally 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 that doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the funds, 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 can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from us or from another seller and regardless of the cloud website hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any information that the visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain within a web browser, the Internet site shall not appear.